Prolific shoplifter bound by court order once released from prison - The Worcester Observer

Prolific shoplifter bound by court order once released from prison

Worcester Editorial 29th Dec, 2023   0

A PROLIFIC shoplifter from Pershore has been issued with a criminal behaviour order (CBO) by Worcester Magistrates Court.

Tom Cole, aged 25, has behaved anti socially, disorderly and at times in a threatening manner towards shop staff and members of the public.

Cole has spent Christmas in prison thanks to a 26-week sentence for shoplifting. When he comes out he will be subject to the CBO which is granted for two years and states that he must not:

Enter Tesco on High Street, Pershore

Enter Asda on King George’s Way, Pershore

Enter The Factory Shop in Pershore

Make contact or communicate with a named individual (victim who is a member of shop staff) in any way, either directly or indirectly.

Refuse to leave a premises, or an area forming part of a premises, when asked by someone who has authority to do so.

PC Amy Hunt of Pershore Safer Neighbourhood Team said:

“The officer in charge and colleagues at Pershore SNT have worked hard with other police colleagues to get this CBO in place.

“We hope it sends a message that we are taking positive action against prolific shoplifters and are working hard to make Pershore a safer place.”


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Worcester Observer.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.