A SERIAL shoplifter has been given a chance to be of good behaviour.

Emma Kelly appeared in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week after being caught stealing £18.75 worth of hair products from Home Bargains in Govan Shopping Centre.

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The 30-year-old’s defence agent said his client had a history of theft, including multiple incidents in 2018 - what he said “one would hope” was her peak.

He added: “She’s had a relationship which is not devoid of difficulties which has led to a lot of offending in the past.

“While the relationship persists, she has her own secure tenancy which she can return to.”

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Sheriff Price placed Kelly, of Arklet Road, on a structured deferred sentence until September 3 and told her to “keep up” her work in trying to steer clear of offending.