Man banned from every shop in Coventry city centre

A fraudster has been banned from every shop in Coventry city centre. Luke Campbell cannot go to any shop or business in the city centre nor go into Far Gosford Street.

The 34-year-old, of no fixed address has also been banned from going to or going in any student accommodation. He also cannot go anywhere in Hillfields.

The two year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) comes into force once he has finished an eight weeks jail sentence. This was after he was caught on CCTV using a number of stolen bank cards at shops in the city.

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The cards had been stolen from a number of vehicles in the Hillfields area last month. He was arrested on Wednesday (May 29) and magistrates sentenced him to eight weeks in jail for fraud the following day.

The CBO was also agreed at the court case. Speaking afterwards, Chief Inspector Daryl Lyon said: "This is an excellent result, not just for us as police, 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 are 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."

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