Meet the man banned from every Marks & Spencer store in the UK

Callum-Macdonald
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A notorious shoplifter has been convicted so many times he is not allowed in any Marks and Spencer store across the UK. Callum MacDonald, 20, from Frome, is also prohibited from entering certain Boots, Iceland stores, and a Shell service station in his hometown.

He has been slapped with a three-year M&S ban - and is also banned from every Co-Op, after receiving a Criminal Behaviour Order. The CBO was issued by Yeovil magistrates court following a push from the local Antisocial Behaviour Team alongside the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

MacDonald's latest run-in with the law saw him convicted for a trio of thefts in January, where he swiped hundreds of pounds worth of booze, grub, and household goods.

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In addition to the retail bans, MacDonald must steer clear of any premises he's previously been kicked out of, whether verbally or in writing. He's also barred from lingering on any business or retail groundsor even public or private landif staff, owners, security, police, or council officials tell him to do one.

Should he flout the CBO, MacDonald could be looking at up to five years behind bars. Neighbourhood Inspector Matt Reed didn't mince words, saying: "Callum MacDonald is far more than a nuisance. His offending has had a significant impact on shop workers, business owners and on police, with valuable resources being used to respond to and investigate incidents he's involved in.

"The CBO he is now subject to ensures the people and businesses he has most frequently targeted can be reassured measures are in place to prevent him from reoffending. Should he breach any of the conditions he is likely to be arrested and could serve time in prison."

Inspector Reed continued: "We are committed to working with businesses to offer crime prevention advice and to reduce the number of shoplifting offences, which nationally have been on the rise.

"And when it comes to the most persistent offenders, we will utilise all the tools at our disposal to, including civil orders such as this CBO."