Man issued with a five year Criminal Behaviour Order
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A 38-year-old man has been banned from areas in Stoke-on-Trent for five years after neighbourhood officers secured an order to tackle his anti-social behaviour and shoplifting.
Daniel Quinlan, of no fixed address, appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on 17 August, where magistrates granted a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after Staffordshire Police and partner agencies outlined the issues he was causing.
The order, which became live the same day, prohibits him from entering Hanley town centre, Festival Park and Festival Heights. Quinlan also cannot enter any premises in the county he has previously been barred or banned from.
Breaching any element of the CBO is a criminal offence and can result in a prison term.
Sergeant Chris Gifford, of Stoke North Neighbourhood Policing Team, welcomed the CBO – and says officers will continue to target those who cause issues across the city. He said: “The message to individuals who persistently cause problems in our communities is simple – we will take action.
“Our officers are regularly visiting businesses in Stoke-on-Trent to not only show our presence in the area, but to find out what issues they are experiencing and what we can do, alongside partner agencies, to support them.
“CBOs continue to be an extremely effective tool and our successful application for the CBO in this case shows our commitment to dealing robustly with repeat offenders who have a negative impact on the community.
“If anyone does have any concerns we urge them to get in touch and we would also ask the public to make us aware if anyone in receipt of an order breaches it.”
Julie Davies from Partnerships Against Business Crime In Staffordshire (PABCIS) added: “Individuals who cause harassment, alarm and distress to those who work within retail environments will not be tolerated. The impact of this behaviour on members of staff cannot be underestimated. Continual anti-social behaviour and crimes against businesses has a negative effect on many aspects of our business community.
“PABCIS strives to gather information and evidence on behalf of businesses in the city centre and Festival Park and works very closely with Staffordshire Police in order to protect our businesses.
“We are delighted with the outcome of this CBO application and will not hesitate to support further applications against other individuals who impact on our businesses and the community within them.”
Richard Buxton, CEO of Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) said: "This exclusion again highlights the excellent work we and our partners are doing in the city centre to deal with the problem of anti-social behaviour."