A SHOPLIFTER stole clothes worth hundreds of pounds before attacking police.

Mathilda Challenger-Gillitt took the clothes from Topshop at Churchill Square, Brighton.

During the incident on January 10 she attacked two men and two police officers who were called.

The 18-year-old admitted the four assaults and shop theft when she appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

Challenger-Gillitt, of St Anne’s Court, Brighton, must pay £50 in compensation to all four victims of her behaviour.