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Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) in Buckingham.

Luke O’Brien, aged 42, of Sion Terrace, Tingewick pleaded guilty to one count of shoplifting and one count of breaching a CBO at Oxford Magistrates Court on Wednesday (25/11).

O’Brien was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment on the same day.

The conviction relates to an incident on Tuesday (24/11) in the Boots store on Sheep Street, Bicester. O’Brien breached the CBO, which prevented him from entering stores on Sheep Street and stores in the Cherwell Crime Partnership, and took a number of products from the store.

O’Brien was charged on 25 November.

Investigating officer PC Kate Ford, based at Bicester police station, said: “This sentence shows the power of a Criminal Behaviour Order, which can be applied for on the back of a shoplifting conviction.

“I hope that this sends out a strong message to other offenders that the police, the community, local businesses and the courts will not tolerate this behaviour, particular in these unprecedented times with businesses struggling to keep their doors open.”

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