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MetiNews.Com - Persistent shoplifter Dominic Lyons is back in prison after continuing to steal despite a court order
Breaking News ! A prolific shoplifter has been banned from nearly every shop in Runcorn after failing to learn his lesson. Dominic Lyons, 26, most recently of Fenwick Lane, Halton Lodge, is now only allowed to enter Runcorn Shopping City and the Premier Store in Halton Lodge. Lyons was slapped with a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) on April 10, 2019, which barred him from entering Asda and three Co-ops in the town. Cheshire police said Lyons has been undeterred and his latest thefts include stealing: Meat and chocolate worth £124 from Aldi at Trident Park on Saturday, December 19. Meat worth £40 from Grangeway Co-op on Thursday, January 7. Meat worth £54 from Co-op on Halton Road on Friday, January 8. CCTV captured all the offences and officers found and arrested Lyons on Whitchurch Way in Halton Lodge on Monday. Find your nearest coronavirus vaccine centre by using your postcode below He was charged with three thefts from shops and three CBO breaches. Lyons pleaded guilty to all charges at North Cheshire Magistrates’ Court in Warrington on Tuesday. Sign up for an ECHO newsletter He was jailed for six months and ordered to pay £128 in costs of £128. His CBO was updated to cover more shops. Lyons is now banned from entering any retail premises in Runcorn other than at Shopping City or the Premier Store in Halton Lodge. He is also prohibited from concealing any item before payment at any retail premises in Cheshire. Following the sentencing, Police Constable Andy Maskall, of the Halton Problem Solving Team, said: “Dominic Lyons is a prolific offender with a string of shoplifting convictions and has shown no signs of ceasing his criminal behaviour.
. “These are preventative orders with strict restrictions that are imposed in a bid to stop persistent offenders committing further offences. “They are applied for separately to prosecutions for criminal offences as a last resort. “I am pleased to say that we have seen a significant reduction of offending in Cheshire from those who are subject to a CBO. “However, Lyons is one of the few who have continued to offend after being handed a CBO. “He has been punished via the courts for this, and magistrates have also now granted our application for the terms of his CBO to be amended to protect more shops in Runcorn. “The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant financial impact on businesses and the last thing that retail premises in Runcorn need is to be targeted by a prolific shoplifter like Lyons. All the latest news from Liverpool Crown Court “When he gets out of prison, he will only be allowed to shop at two places in Runcorn, and Lyons is fully aware that it is a criminal offence to breach the terms of a CBO. “The sanctions imposed for doing so can be severe, with the maximum penalty being five years in prison.”
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David Keane, police and crime commissioner for Cheshire, said: “I applaud the Halton Problem Solving Team’s efforts to prevent shops in Runcorn from being targeted by this persistent shoplifter. “There comes a point when you have to say enough is enough and take additional action to protect stores. “The team have done this twice, by successfully applying for the initial CBO and then getting the terms changed to safeguard more shops in Runcorn. “These banning orders are generally having the desired effect of reducing offending in Cheshire, the number of victims of crime and the demand on the police and I hope that this continues.” Anyone who encounters Lyons breaching the terms of his amended CBO at any point before April 10, 2024, should report it to Cheshire Constabulary by calling 101.
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