A HOMELESS man will appear before Salisbury magistrates on May 11 charged with shoplifting from shops in Bradford on Avon and Chippenham.

Simon Parker, 33, of no fixed abode, has been charged with taking £45 worth of various cuts of steak from the Co-op store at 1 Bridge Yard, Bradford on Avon, on April 18 and making no attempt to pay for them.

Others include a shoplifting offence in Chippenham on April 17, a further theft of meat from the Co-op on April 8, and the theft of a charity box from Domino’s Pizza in the Elms Cross Shopping Centre.