A MAN who has admitted a series of shop lifting offences to feed his heroin addiction has been banned from three major stores in England and Wales pending his sentence.

David Mark Jones, 37, appeared from custody at North East Wales Magistrates’ Court at Mold and admitted a number of theft charges.

District Judge Gwyn Jones bailed him pending sentence next week.

He must live at an address in Shield Court, Hightown, Wrexham, he must observe a 6pm to 6am curfew and he is not to enter The Co-op, Morrison’s or Debenhams stores in England and Wales in the meantime.

The court heard that he had been stealing in order to raise funds to feed her heroin addiction.

David Matthews, defending, said that Jones had been out of trouble since 2016.

He had been able to abstain from the use of the drug and had been supported by the drugs service at The Elms in Wrexham.

But he believed, on reflection, that he had been discharged too soon. He had fallen back into the use of heroin but had been able to remain offence free for some time.

But he then became desperate and committed a number of offences when his habit reached £30 to £40 a day. The judge said that he would need an updated report from the probation service and the drugs service before sentence.