TWO shoplifters were caught trying to steal coats worth more than £1,000 each from a Hereford shop

Mary Connors, 38, and Julie Bows, 36, both entered guilty pleas when they appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard they had each stolen a Canada Goose jacket, worth £1,150, from Flannels in Commercial Street, Hereford, on November 1.

Bows also admitted resisting a police officer acting in the course of their duties in Hereford on the same date.

Connors, of The Pastures, Banstead, was handed a 12-month conditional discharge and must pay a £22 victim surcharge.

Bows, of Wickford Farm, Gerrards Cross, also received a 12-month conditional discharge and a £22 victim surcharge.

Neither Connors nor Bows were ordered to pay prosecution costs due to a lack of means.