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Shoplifter banned from stores for two years after thefts and ASB

A nuisance has been banned from entering or loitering near certain shops for two years.

The Beeston Neighbourhood Policing Team successfully applied for a criminal behaviour order against 28-year-old Lee Keeton – to prevent re-offending and to allow swift and robust action to be taken if he repeats his criminal behaviour.

The terms of the order mean Keeton, of Long Eaton, Derbyshire, is banned from entering defined areas in Beeston, including the Tesco Extra store in Station Road and Co-op store in Queens Road, as well as the Co-op store in Bramcote Lane, Chilwell.

Keeton is also prohibited from remaining in any shop when asked to leave by a member of staff, from using threatening/abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm, and distress to any person in the Broxtowe district and must not enter any retail premises of which he has received a banning letter prohibiting him from entering.

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Keeton was handed the criminal behaviour order after appearing at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (21 March 2023) after pleading guilty to four counts of theft and further charges of criminal damage and being drunk and disorderly.

He was sentenced to 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days and ordered to pay £40.97 compensation – in addition to his criminal behaviour order.

Police Constable Natasha Yaqub, of the Beeston Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Keeton’s unacceptable behaviour has had a significant negative impact on local shops and their employees.

“We continue to deal robustly with people who act in this manner. I hope this criminal behaviour order will protect our communities from further harm at Keeton’s hands and acts as a warning to other individuals who behave in this way – action will be taken against them and they risk ending up with a criminal record.”

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