One-man crimewave banned from shopping centre, retail park and 13 other shops

A prolific shoplifter has been banned from entering a entire shopping centre, retail park and 13 other stores in a last-ditch bid to stop his thieving ways.

Ian McIntyre is barred from going to West Heath Shopping Centre on Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton, as well as the Grand Junction Retail Park area of Crewe and Crewe town centre.

It comes after the 45-year-old was handed a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order at Chester Magistrates' Court on Thursday, May 2 following multiple incidents of shoplifting across Crewe and the surrounding areas. As part of order, he is not allowed to have open cans or bottles of alcohol in a public place.

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He is also banned from entering the following stores:

  1. Bradfield Road service station, Crewe

  2. B&Q store on Weston Road, Crewe

  3. Cooperative store on Parkers Road, Crewe

  4. Cooperative store on Readesdale Avenue, Crewe

  5. Cooperative store on Remer Street, Crewe

  6. McColl's on Badger Avenue, Crewe

  7. The Post Office, on West Street, Crewe

  8. Queens Park service station on Victoria Avenue, Crewe

  9. B&M bargains, Beam Heath Way, Nantwich

  10. Sainsbury's store on Middlewich Road, Nantwich

  11. Cooperative on Crewe Road, Haslington

  12. Cooperative store, Beechwood Close, Stapley

  13. West Heath Shopping Centre on Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton

  14. Euro Garages on Jack Mills Way, Shavington

If he fails to comply with the CBO, McIntyre, of no fixed address, will be committing a criminal offence which may result in a recall to prison or fine.

Police Constable Justin Taylor, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, said: "Ian McIntyre has been a persistent problem for local businesses across Crewe, so I am very thankful that the courts have recognised the hard work of our Beat Team, leading to him being issued with this Criminal Behaviour Order.

"I hope the granting of this CBO can provide some reassurance to local retailers and residents that we are doing all we can to deter anti-social behaviour and criminality like this from occurring in our town.

“McIntyre is under the order until 2 May 2026 and if he fails to comply, he could face imprisonment.”

Anyone who encounters McIntyre breaching the restrictions of his orders, should contact Cheshire Police via or call 101, to report it. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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