A shoplifting duo stole £69 worth of meat from a Co-operative store on the Isle of Wight, before being caught by CCTV cameras.

James Smith, of Green Street, Ryde, and Donna Moore, of Sandham House, Sandown, appeared before magistrates on Friday, May 3.

The pair admitted thieving meat products from the Co-operative on Sandown High Street on March 30 this year.

Lauren Stone, prosecuting, said at 2.55pm on the day in question, Smith and Moore entered the shop together and then split up.

They both met in the chilled aisle and spent the next minute taking meat and other items to the value of £69,40, before walking towards the exit.

Moore hid items in her jacket, court heard, while Smith had them in his hand.

None of the stolen items were recovered but the pair were identified by CCTV cameras.

Nick Muir, defending Moore, said while she was in hospital with pneumonia her benefits were stopped and she stole the food because she was struggling financially.

He said Moore, who has 16 previous convictions for 19 offences, has since had her Universal Credit payments restored.

For Smith, Jim Osborne said his client was drunk at the time of shoplifting and he uses alcohol to manage his mental health issues.

He experienced a traumatic event in 2015 which has impacted on his life ever since, Mr Osborne said.

Smith, who has 19 previous convictions for 39 offences, was also given a 12-month community order in April for shoplifting, but this offence was committed before the order came into effect.

Magistrates adjourned Moore's sentencing to June 14, for a probation report to be carried out, but warned she is likely looking at a community order.

Meanwhile, Smith saw his existing community order revoked and replaced with a new order of 12 months.

He was also ordered to carry out 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days and told to pay compensation of £9.40

Magistrates told him: "If you don't sort this out then the next option is custody".