A MAN has admitted to stealing eight phones and a laptop from a shop in Thornbury. 

Lucas Donoghue-Mcewan, aged 20, pleaded guilty to stealing the items valued at £2,209 from Fix A Fone in St Mary Shopping Centre on Saturday, January 27. 

Donoghue-Mcewan, of Barley Fields, Thornbury, also admitted assaulting a man in St Mary's Way on the same day. 

He was banned from the Thornbury Shopping Centre area including the High Street, Quaker Lane, Rock Street and Chapel Street at Bristol Magistrates Court on April 8.

A sentencing hearing will take place on May 14.