Gainsborough man jailed after breaching shop ban order

A Gainsborough man has been jailed after he breached a Criminal Behaviour Order which banned from several retail shops.

The Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) was granted at a hearing for John Parker, 35, of Cross Street, Gainsborough, on March 25, at Lincoln Magistrates Court.

This came after several businesses highlighted the impact Parker was having on their businesses.

Under this order, Parker was not allowed to enter any retail premises in Gainsborough except for Caddy's Kabin in Trinity Street, Gainsborough and the Co-Op Pharmacy in Market Street, Gainsborough.

John Parker

And before entering either of these stores he must make the staff aware of his presence.

The CBO is in place for three years until midnight on March 24, 2024.

But on Monday, April 19, Parker was sentenced to 24 weeks custody for breaching the CBO by committing further thefts from stores in Gainsborough.

Parker was initially handed a custodial sentence after committing several shop thefts on October 24, 2020, before being released on January 15, 2021.

Shortly after his release, he was convicted of further thefts in Gainsborough at Tesco and Boots and handed a custodial sentence for 11 weeks.

He was charged with three counts of theft from a shop on the morning of Tuesday, January 26, and appeared before Lincoln Magistrates on the same day.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two weeks in prison and a compensation order was made for him to repay the retailers.