A BRIDGWATER woman has admitted stealing £50 worth of steaks as well as a series of gift sets from shops in Bridgwater.

Roxanne Heather, 26, of Fairfax Road, stole steaks worth £50 from Aldi in Eastover, Bridgwater as well as three gift sets from Boots in Fore Street in May last year.

Heather, who has been in custody since November, appeared for sentencing in Taunton Crown Court via videolink from HMP Eastwood Park on Friday (January 4).

Defending, Patrick Mason said Heather had been previously taking illegal drugs but said she has been off them since she has been remanded in custody and has been given more responsibilities around the prison.

Mr Mason said Heather has been making 'positive changes' towards her future and urged Judge David Ticehurst to reinstate her suspended sentence.

Sentencing, Judge Ticehurst, told Heather: "If you want to continue with your life involved with drugs and want to die early then you will go back in prison.

"However, if you want to continue making good progress then you will be able to live a good, honest life."

Speaking via video link, Heather said: "I feel so happy because I am clean and I am happy you gave me the chance to do that."

Judge Ticehurst sentenced Heather to 14 months in jail suspended for two years and a 12 month drug rehabilitation order.