A REDDITCH shoplifter has been banned from the town’s Kingfisher Shopping Centre as well as several other shops for three years.

Redditch Magistrates granted a criminal behaviour order against Cheryl Hemmings, 35, of Holyoakes Close, Winyates, after taking into account recent convictions.

Hemmings is banned from entering or loitering outside the Kingfisher Centre, other than for the purpose of attending a pre-arranged meeting with the Probation Service.

The order also prevents her from entering any commercial or retail premises on Trescott Road as well as the B&M store at Abbey Retail Park.

Hemmings was convicted last month of stealing Stella Artois lager and Glade plug-in air fresheners, to a total value of £46, from the One Stop store at the Winyates Centre.

She also had a quantity of cannabis in her possession.

The criminal behaviour order also bans Hemmings from engaging ‘in conduct which is capable of causing a nuisance to any person or resident in Holyoakes Close, Redditch including but not limited to shouting or swearing, and other noise nuisance emanating from her home address’.

She was also told she must not ‘refuse to leave any premises, area or piece of land when requested to do so by someone with the requisite authority’.

In other cases before Redditch Magistrates, Elliott Keen, 39, of Birchfield Road, Redditch, escaped a driving ban after breaking a 30mph speed limit.

Keen pleaded guilty to the infraction, which happened in November 2019, and was fined a total of £262 but magistrates decided against banning him from driving for accumulating licence penalty points as it would have caused him to lose his job.