A man has been banned from a number of shops in Workington town centre. 

The Allerdale Neighbourhood Policing Team have secured a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) on July 2 at West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court.

The order was secured against John Burgess, 39, of no fixed address for two years, the conditions are to not:

Enter any shops or premises that are members of the Workington Schemelink or who display the Schemelink sign at any time.

Enter any shops or premises that are members of the Carlisle Shop Safe or who display the Shop Safe sign at any time.

  • Enter Next, Workington
  • Enter Poundland, Workington
  • Enter any TK Maxx
  • Enter Savers, Workington
  • Enter Whelan Chemist, Workington

The Criminal Behaviour Order follows Burgess pleading guilty to two offences of shoplifting from June 6 and June 10, 2024. 

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A police spokesperson said: “This Criminal Behaviour Order will prevent Burgess from further criminality and help protect business owners and local residents.

“I would encourage anyone who witnesses the terms of such a court order being broken to contact the police immediately. The punishment for breaking the terms of a CBO can be up to five years in prison.”

Anyone who witnesses John Burgess breaching the terms of his CBO should contact the police.