ABUSIVE serial shoplifter from Ashfield banned from all shops

Serial shoplifter Sean Vince from Kirkby has been banned from all shops in the town after 65 shop theft convictions
Serial shoplifter Sean Vince from Kirkby has been banned from all shops in the town after 65 shop theft convictions

A 'prolific' and 'abusive' shoplifter from Ashfield has been banned from all shops in Kirkby, after more than 60 theft convictions.

Sean Vince, of David Street, Kirkby, has been given a criminal behaviour order and 32 weeks in prison following his three most recent shop thefts - leaving him with a total of 65 convictions for the offence.

Vince was also committed for a public order offence, in which he threatened a shop staff member, telling them to step out of the site of CCTV so he could stab them in the eye with a syringe.

The order will last for three years and prevents Vince from entering any retail premises in Kirkby, as well as banning him from behaving in an anti-social or intimidating manner.

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Inspector Longden, neighbourhood inspector for Ashfield North, said: “Vince has behaved in a completely unacceptable way towards staff at many different stores throughout Kirkby.

“He put members of our community in fear for their safety and that is something we will not stand for and we will use all the available means to combat such anti-social and criminal behaviour wherever possible."

He also thanked PC Paul Carter, from the Sutton and Kirkby Neighbourhood Policing Team, for his effort in making sure the application for the order was a success.

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Insp Longden added: "It is my hope that the prison sentence and Criminal Behaviour Order will offer some comfort and protection to these businesses and their staff over the coming years.

“I also hope it will give Vince time to make changes to his own behaviour which will benefit the whole community, including himself.”

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