A PROLIFIC thief has been locked-up after stealing a razor, DVDs and a £250 bike.

Beau Houghton, who has 61 theft offences on his record, was sentenced to a total of 12 weeks imprisonment, after pleading guilty to the three thefts and flouting a suspended sentence order.

Swindon magistrates heard the 42-year-old, of Haydon Court, was one of two men who went took a £250 Carrera bicycle from its display stand in Halfords on July 13.

On August 2, he stole an electric razor worth £100 from Boots. A week later, PCSOs caught him in the Orbital shopping park with a plastic bag full of DVDs freshly lifted from the Asda supermarket nearby.

Defending, Philip Hall said his client had been addicted to hard drugs. But he had had a wake-up call in June, spending time in hospital after damaging a vein in his leg: “It’s taught him, finally, not to inject.”

Magistrates chose to activate the six week suspended sentence in full, also ordering he serve two weeks for each of the three thefts. Hatty Stafford-Charles, chairman of the bench, said: “We can’t see any evidence that you are reducing your offending.”