Hampshire Constabulary

Winchester woman jailed for breaching Criminal Behaviour Order

News   •   Apr 16, 2019 11:52 BST

A shoplifter banned from entering shops in Winchester city centre has been jailed for 30 weeks.

Michelle Humble, 34, of Hyde Gate, Winchester, was sentenced on Monday 15 April after admitting theft and breaching her Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

Basingstoke Magistrates Court heard that Humble stole a bottle of wine worth £9 from the Marks and Spencer store in High Street on Thursday 11 April.

This was in breach of a CBO she was issued with in November 2017, which banned her from entering any licensed retail premises within an area of Winchester, and having an open container of alcohol in the city.

After admitting the offences, Humble was sentenced to a total of 30 weeks in prison.

Inspector Jon Turton, from Winchester’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We hope that businesses and residents are reassured that we will take action against those who persistently break the law in this way.

“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.”