A RADCLIFFE man who committed a string of nuisance offences across Tottington through April, May and June this year has been jailed for 28 weeks.

Magistrates in Manchester told Matthew Nicholson, 33, he had a 'flagrant disregard for people and their property' as they imprisoned him.

Nicholson's first offence came when he stole a passport and National Insurance card belonging to Matthew Brock between April 27 and May 20.

Within a similar timeframe he also walked off with a passport and driving licence for Jack Jones and a Halifax bank card in the name of Christopher Harrison.

Nicholson pleaded guilty to the three thefts but also confessed to falsely having the various identity documents, bearing their names.

He also wrongly had in his possession two further driving licences, in the names of Shelly Harrison and Paul Benson, at the same time.

He also admitted to using the bank card to commit two frauds, of around £30 each, before he was finally arrested.

Police also caught him in possession, without lawful reason, of a lock knife and a pair of scissors at the Asda store in Radcliffe, for which he also later acknowledged his guilt.

Nicholson, of Standrise, must serve the 28 weeks alongside an existing prison term.