A prolific shoplifter was tracked down and arrested in Wilmslow on Thursday, 10th January.
Police were alerted over the town centre radio at approximately 1pm that a wanted female Joanne Louise Smith, who they had previously been warned about, was in the town centre. Numerous officers attended the area to commence a search.
Police Sergeant John O'Driscoll said "Following that search I identified Smith on a pathway which ran alongside the A34 and commenced a foot pursuit which terminated on Leaside Way where I detained Smith."
Smith, 32, of Leaside Way in Wilmslow, was arrested and charged with breach of bail and failure to appear at Stockport Magistrates Court along with four counts of shoplifting from Tesco Express and Co-op on Water Lane, all of which occurred towards the end of December 2018.
She appeared at Crewe Magistrates' Court today, Friday 11th January, where she was jailed for 8 weeks. She was also ordered to pay compensation to the victims in each case.