A thief who admitted stealing household products from an Ipswich branch of B&M has been ordered to pay back more than £500 in compensation.

Kyle Beard, of Nelson Way in Woodbridge, appeared before magistrates charged with theft from a shop and taking a vehicle without consent.

The theft charged related to an incident at an Ipswich B&M store on February 16 last year, while the vehicle charge related to a Volkswagen Polo being taken in Felixstowe on February 28 last year.

The case was heard before Avon and Somerset Magistrates' Court.

Beard, 35, admitted the offences.

For the theft, he was ordered to pay B&M £527.97 in compensation and was told to pay £20 as a fine.

For taking the vehicle without consent, he was handed a £20 fine and instructed to comply with instructions of a responsible officer to attend appointments.

No order was made for either costs or a victim surcharge, as priority was given to B&M so the retailer could receive compensation for its losses.