Galashiels shoplifter locked up for 160 days

TK Maxx's Galashiels store.
TK Maxx's Galashiels store.

A serial shoplifter has been jailed for 160 days at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Emma Elliot, 30, pleaded guilty to stealing a coat and two handbags from TK Maxx in Galashiels in May.

The court was told one of the handbags was valued at £300.

The court heard Elliot had several previous convictions for shoplifting and had stolen items to make money to pay off debts she owed to a drug-dealer.

Elliot, of Forest Avenue, Galashiels, also admitted various breaches of bail.

Her jail sentence was backdated to August 20.