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Man banned from Barrow town centre

Paul Akred

[A] Barrow man has been sent to prison and banned from the town centre.

Paul Akred, 38, of Egerton Court, appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court today (November 17th) where he pleaded guilty to six counts of theft and failing to appear at court.

He was handed a 26 week prison sentence, ordered to pay £498.90 in costs (including compensation to retailers), and given a Criminal Behaviour Order. This will prevent him from entering retail premises in Barrow’s main town centre shopping and retail complexes for two years, following his release from prison.

Sergeant Caroline Milligan said: “For the second time in as many days Barrow police officers have secured Criminal Behaviour Orders against prolific shoplifters by working in partnership with retailers, to prevent and tackle shoplifting which impacts on retailers and the public alike.

“We will continue to target those who find it acceptable to steal from our stores and intimidate staff.”

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