A WOMAN is due in court tomorrow, charged with shoplifting from a Dudley store.

Jodie Westwood, of Northfield Road, Netherton, is accused of stealing from Tesco Express on Highland Road on March 16 and 31.

A shop worker was allegedly threatened with a syringe during the incident.

The 40-year-old was arrested on King Street in connection with the offences yesterday and was later charged with two counts of theft from a shop and using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence.

She is due to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday April 3.