Three-Year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) issued to Stoke-on-Trent woman
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Twenty-eight-year-old Jade Louise Podmore, of no fixed address, has been issued with a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) following anti-social behaviour and theft from shops.
The order was issued at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Friday 26 August and means Podmore is:
Not to enter Boots stores in Longton, Hanley, Bentilee, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Tunstall. Not to enter Sainsbury’s stores in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke. Not to enter Gregg’s and Primark in Hanley. Not to enter the Potteries Shopping Centre, Hanley. Not to enter any retail premises on Festival Park, Festival Heights and Century Retail Park.
Pictured: Jade Louise Podmore
Sergeant Chris Gifford, of Stoke North Local Policing Team, said: “This order will be good news for businesses in the area, some of whom have been plagued by the activities of Jade Podmore.
“Podmore’s offending not only impacted on the profits of the businesses that she targeted, but the staff who were faced to deal with her behaviour and the customers who had to witness it.
“Criminal Behaviour Orders continue to be an extremely effective tool and our successful application in this case shows our commitment to dealing robustly with repeat offenders who have a negative impact on the communities we serve.
“This CBO along with the others that Stoke-on-Trent North local officers have applied for support Operation Shop Kind, which is being launched to highlight the behaviour that is expected when using the retail sector.
“We hope this will prevent any more businesses from being targeted and serve as a clear warning to other individuals.”
Richard Buxton, CEO of Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Business Improvement District (BID), added: "This, again, shows the results that can be obtained by all of our city centre partners working together to bring back the sense of safety on our streets for both the public and our businesses.
“Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID is proud to be part of this effort.”
Julie Davies, from Partnerships Against Business Crime In Staffordshire (PABCIS), said: “We cannot under estimate the impact of the behaviour of certain individuals on members of staff in businesses.
“The collective work of partners in Stoke-on-Trent will go a long way to removing some of these issues and we are extremely grateful that action is being taken.
“On behalf of staff in our business community, we value being able to come to work in a safe and secure environment and not have to endure the unacceptable activities of others.”
Anyone with information on suspected theft or anti-social behaviour can to speak to local officers, report to us online, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.