A thief who stole a wallet at Gatwick Airport has been jailed for eight months. 

Lloyd Edwards, 37, formerly of Haywood Street in Walworth, entered a shop in the North Terminal and stole a wallet from a staff area. 

He then went on a spending spree at a nearby shop. 

The incident took place at 8pm on February 10 last year. 

Edwards, who is unemployed, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on January 19 where he admitted burglary of a commercial premises. 

He was sentenced to eight months in prison. 

Detective Sergeant Ian Warncken from Gatwick CID said: “We worked in partnership with retailers and with London Gatwick Airport to ensure that the suspects were identified and arrested. 

“We are determined to prevent thefts from businesses which cause concern to communities and can be very stressful for the public and staff working in them.”