A 37-year-old woman has been given a community order after hurling abuse at staff at a Reading Tesco store and stealing Pokémon trading cards.

Hannah Halstead, of Hartland Road, Reading, went into the store on January 10 this year.

She threatened employees, causing them to believe that violence was about to be used against them.

She also made off with £72 of Pokémon cards.

Halstead appeared before Reading Magistrates' Court on June 7, where she pleaded guilty to charges of theft and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

She also accepted an unrelated charge of failing to answer for court bail.

Following this, she has been made subject to a community order, and must undertake 20 days of rehabilitation activities.