Winchester man jailed for breaching Criminal Behaviour Order
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A man has been jailed for eight weeks for breaching the terms of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
Gary Page, 50, admitted two breaches of the CBO when he appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 21 December).
The court heard the breaches took place on Tuesday 19 December and Wednesday 20 December.
Page, of Christchurch Road, had been handed a two-year CBO, banning him from entering much of Winchester city centre, on Wednesday 6 December.
It follows an application by our City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team which detailed Page’s behaviour, including anti-social behaviour and shoplifting from stores in the city centre.
Under the order, Page is prohibited from entering High Street, the grounds of Winchester Cathedral, Market Street, Market Lane, St Maurice’s Passage, and a section of Middle Brook Street between St George’s Street and High Street.
In sentencing Page, magistrates activated a suspended sentence that Page had received for public order offences in July this year.
He was jailed for a total of eight weeks. He will remain subject to the CBO on his release.
Sergeant Michelle Harris said: “We hope this reassures people that we will continue to take action to enforce CBOs that have been granted by the courts.
“We know that shoplifting and associated anti-social behaviour can have a negative impact on those who work and live in the city centre, and we will look at all powers available to us to bring those responsible to justice.”