A YOUNG expectant mother stole baby clothes in a "spur of the moment" decision, a court heard.

Beatrice Davis, aged 19, of Brick Kiln Street, Evesham, was charged with stealing baby clothes from Boots in the town.

Worcester Magistrates Court heard how on June 6 last year, Davis and another woman entered the store before splitting up and each taking an item without paying.

The two women were identified on cctv and confronted by staff while sat in their car before becoming abusive.

Davis also has one previous conviction for shoplifting worth £85.

The value of the stolen items is unknown, and Davis’ solicitor Natalie Kelly said: “She accepts there was a confrontation but attended a voluntary interview and was co-operative.

“As a mother who buys baby clothes from Boots, the value of the top and bottom stolen will not be any more than £20.

“There was no forward thinking in this case, her first baby was on the way and it was a spur of the moment thing.”

Davis, who pleaded guilty, was fined £40 for the theft, along with compensation of £175.

Chairman of the bench Howard Painter gave her a warning for the future, saying: “What I should say is that this is your second shoplifting offence so do not do it again as it will turn out worse for you.”