Shoplifter handed banning order from Kirkby town centre

A 36-year-old man has been issued with a two-year criminal behaviour order (CBO) after he appeared in Court charged with a number of offences of shoplifting in Kirkby.

Alex Shirley, aged 36 of Southdene, Kirkby was issued the order at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday 12 October prohibiting him from entering the area shown on the map including Irlam Drive onto St Chad’s Drive. Webster Drive to Cherryfield Drive, Cherryfield Drive to and Kirkby Bus Station. Norwich Way/War Memorial from Kirkby Bus Station, Cherryfield Drive to Hall Lane. The area bordered by but not including Hall Lane to County Road, County Road returning to Irlam Drive.

Shirley was also convicted of two counts of shoplifting offences at Liverpool Crown Court.

Community Policing Inspector David Morgan said, “Shirley’s shoplifting caused alarm and distress to many members of the public and shop staff. I hope this order brings good news for the retail businesses in Kirkby Town centre who were plagued by his continued offending.

“Criminal Behaviour Orders continue to be an extremely effective tool and our successful application in this case shows our commitment to dealing robustly with repeat offenders who have a negative impact on our communities.

“We hope this order prevents any more businesses in the area from being targeted and serves as a clear warning to others. Should Shirley breach the conditions of this order, he will be re-arrested, returned to court and jailed for further offences.”

The support of our communities is vital in helping police put offenders behind bars. If you discover video footage in your store that shows someone acting suspiciously please contact the police.

You can also share any information you think is useful via the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Image: Alex Shirley/Merseyside Police

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