A SERIAL shoplifter has been ordered to pay back the cost of his thefts.

Jack Eaton stole items including Lego, candles, vodka and sunglasses from shops in Brighton.

His crime spree started in October last year when he took Lego from WH Smith worth £280.

Eaton also stole Yankee Candles from Boots worth £100 and vodka worth £90 from Marks and Spencer. The 30-year-old admitted 14 theft charges at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this month.

Eaton, of Buckingham Place, Brighton, was ordered to pay more than £2,000 back the shops, and complete 25 rehabilitation sessions.