A Newport man has received a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) following theft offences in the city. Andrew Evans, 37, was made the subject of the CBO order at Newport Magistrates’ Court on 19 November. He was also charged with six counts of theft. Evans plead guilty to these charges and received a prison sentence of 26 weeks.
The order prohibits him from entering Commercial Street, Clytha Park Road, Kingsway Shopping Centre, Friars Walk and John Frost Square. It also prohibits him from entering any Newport Branch of Tesco, Sainsburys or Boots.
Sgt Chris Butt, from the neighbourhood policing team, said;
"Evans is a prolific criminal, who has systematically targeted the businesses of Newport. We are committed to making Newport City Centre a safe and pleasant place for all and enforcing this order is a part of that.
“Applying for a CBO is always a last resort. Before then, we work with our partners to try and engage and support individuals such as Evans.
“We hope the CBO will now act as a deterrent and encourage Evans to accept the support available.”
Anyone who sees Evans breaching this order should call 101, quoting reference 2100299212. You can also direct message us on Facebook or Twitter.