ONE of Barnsley's most notorious shoplifters has been given until May 24 to behave herself.

Sentencing of Patricia Siddall, 46, who has committed more than 80 shop thefts and is facing 54 weeks in prison, was adjourned until that date when she made her latest appearance at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

If Siddall, of Darfield, keeps out of trouble, the prison sentence may be suspended.

Philip Howard, defending, said Siddall had been jailed so many times that it no longer frightened her. He said she had served six prison sentences since 2011.

"I was aghast when I saw how many prison sentences she had had since 2011," he said. "She has had a troubled life and has been addicted to drugs for many years. She also has a compulsion to go shoplifting."

"Since being given her last suspended jail sentence last month, she has received help and feels her offending will stop in due course."

Siddall's latest appearance comes as she stole nine cans of deodorant.

Tom Neofytou, prosecuting, said Siddall, who admitted shoplifting, was going to sell what she stole to buy heroin and crack.