A NORTHWICH has been imprisoned for persistent begging in the town centre.

Jamie Tomlinson, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 17 weeks in custody at Chester Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 27.

Police said the 22-year-old had targeted shoppers for months – asking for money on streets and in shops around the town.

Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Team thanked those who helped secure the prosecution.