Fraudster banned from entering city areas after 'ill-advised spending spree'

Luke Campbell
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A fraudster has been banned from parts of Coventry after using stolen bank cards to go on a shopping spree. Shameless Luke Campbell was identified by officers on CCTV using a number of stolen bank cards at shops in the city.

The cards had been stolen from a number of vehicles in Hillfields throughout May. The 34-year-old, of no fixed address, was arrested this week before being sentenced to eight weeks behind bars for fraud on Thursday, May 30.

West Midlands Police secured a two-year criminal behaviour order (CBO) which bans Campbell from entering Far Gosford Street, or any retail or business premises in Coventry city centre. He was also banned from Hillfields, and from approaching or entering any student accommodation.

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Chief Inspector Daryl Lyon of West Midlands Police said: "This is an excellent result, not just for us, but for businesses across Coventry. Using CBOs like this gives us a much wider choice of options in dealing with known and persistent offenders.

"By limiting the movements of offenders and banning them from specific areas, we're able to take quicker action to arrest and charge them if they are involved in crime. This, in turn, helps us keep businesses safe and keep persistent offenders off the streets for longer."