Ilkeston man banned from every shop in town

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A prolific shoplifter from Ilkeston has been banned from every shop in the town.

Ben Harrison-Naylor, 34, of Bristol Road, was handed a criminal behaviour order at Derby Magistrates’ Court on February 5 after pleading guilty to a number of thefts and attempted thefts. Along with the order he was handed a 16-week jail term, suspended for 18 months.

He is the first person ever in the town to have been issued with the order, which supersedes the anti-social behaviour order.

It lasts two years and means he must not enter any retail premises in Ilkeston, other than a chemist to collect a prescription.

Harrison-Naylor is also banned from retail premises on the Waterside Retail Park and any shops where he has previously been banned by security or other staff members.

Ilkeston inspector, Nick Daines, said: “The ASBO has now been replaced by the CPO and we will continue to use this as a prevention to target the most prolific shoplifters and to protect local business owners and their stock.

“We will enforce this with the same degree of vigour as we have against Luke Meads (a prolific shoplifter who was previously sentenced)”

Ilkeston police officer Chris Hamilton said: “Hopefully this will send a clear message to prolific shoplifters in the town.”

Harrison-Naylor’s offences included stealing £74 worth of meat from Ilkeston Co-op, and attempting to steal meat worth £50 from Long Eaton Co-op.