A MAN has been jailed for stealing almost £1,000 in alcohol from supermarkets.

Michael Cawley, 36, of Kent Road, Pudsey, pleaded guilty to six counts of theft from a shop at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Monday.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison for the offences.

Cawley went on a three-day spree in September this year, at the Sainsbury's store in the Moor Allerton Centre, in Moortown, stealing £563.50 worth of alcohol.

He then stole £203 in alcohol at the same supermarket on October 4 and £61 worth on October 26.

The 36-year-old also stole a games controller, clothing and alcohol - valued at £168.50 - from the Asda Owlcotes store, in Pudsey on November 11.

In total, Cawley stole £935 worth of goods and at least £766.50 of it was alcohol.

Cawley was put behind bars earlier this year, on August 14, for eight weeks after admitting to stealing £342 worth of alcohol from a Sainsbury's and Asda in Leeds, as well as £125 in groceries from a Co-op store in Leeds.

The offences happened on various dates in March of this year.

The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to police/court bail at the appointed time on the same date.