Woman, 40, banned from Tesco, Morrisons and Dunelm after shoplifting spree

A woman has been banned from entering four different stores following a shoplifting spree.

Kelly Dawson was arrested following a covert police operation by officers from Blackpool South’s Neighbourhood Policing Team. The 40-year-old was charged with 13 counts of shoplifting from multiple retail outlets across the Blackpool South area.

Last Thursday (April 18) Dawson, of Burlington Road, Blackpool, was sentenced to six months in prison and also given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order. It prohibits her from entering the Morrisons Daily on Harrowside Road, Dunelm Mill at Squires Gate retail park, and the Tesco Express stores on Lytham Road and Highfield Road.


Sergeant Paul Regan said: "My team have worked tirelessly with local businesses, as well as our Civil Orders and ASB Prevention & Problem Solving Command team to achieve this positive outcome. I would like to thanks local businesses for supporting us and providing us with business impact statements which were presented before the courts, which helped to secure this sentencing.

"I will reiterate my message that my team will continue to work both covertly and overtly across Blackpool to reduce crime."

Anyone who sees Dawson in any of the above locations can report the breach through 101 or reporting it online.