Friday, 15 December 2017

Shoplifter gets town's first Criminal Behaviour Order

A WOMAN from Henley has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order for shoplifting.

A WOMAN from Henley has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order for shoplifting.

It is the first order of its kind to be issued in the South and Vale policing area.

The 48-year-old woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to theft when she appeared at Oxford Magistrates? Court on Tuesday last week.

The court heard that she went into the One Stop shop in Greys Road, Henley, on August 29 last year and picked up a can of soup, a newspaper and a bottle of wine.

When she was challenged by a security guard, she put the bottle of wine on the till and fled.

The magistrates also gave the woman a six-month conditional discharge and ordered her to pay £45 costs.

The conditions of the order, which lasts for two years, mean the woman must not be drunk in a public place, must not make nuisance calls to the emergency services and must not cause a nuisance to residents of The Close, Henley.

Criminal Behaviour Orders were introduced by the Government in October to tackle people who persist in antisocial and criminal behaviour.

They are also designed to tackle an offender?s challenges, such as drug addiction or mental health problems.

If a person breaches an order, it is as a criminal offence and carries a sentence of up to five years? imprisonment.

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