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West Bridgford shoplifter jailed after breaching CBO on same day

A prolific shoplifter who breached his West Bridgford criminal behaviour order just hours after it was imposed has now been jailed for five months.

Andrew Wimbeldon, 41, was issued with a two-year order at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 1 June 2023 after pleading guilty to a string of thefts from shops in West Bridgford.

Wimbeldon, from West Bridgford, was ordered not to enter specific stores nor act in a manner likely to cause alarm and distress towards staff working at these locations for the duration of the order.

However, he showed complete disregard for the order by entering one of these stores later that same day, stealing three bottles of spirits.

He was duly arrested and went on to plead guilty to the theft and to breaching his order.

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He was jailed for a total of five months when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (7 June 2023).

Inspector Rob Lawton, neighbourhood policing inspector for Rushcliffe, said: “Antisocial behaviour has a hugely negative impact on the community and affects the quality of life for those who suffer from it.

“As we have shown, where necessary we will obtain criminal behaviour orders against persistent offenders to deter this behaviour, and we will continue to enforce if these orders are breached.”

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