A man who admitted a sting of burglaries and thefts across Runcorn has been banned from entering the town.
Lewis Dutton was jailed for 50 weeks in November 2020 after he admitted a number of offences, including shoplifting, theft and burglary.
The 28-year-old is now set to be released from prison which will trigger a criminal behaviour order (CBO) which prevents him from entering Runcorn for the next two-years
As part of the order Dutton, formally of Clapgate Crescent, Widnes, is prohibited from entering Runcorn until 21 June 2023, unless it is for one of the following reasons - 1. To attend a pre-arranged medical and legal appointments 2. To travel to and from designated family addresses
When in Runcorn he must be in the company of designated person at all time. If Dutton breaches any of these conditions he faces up to five years in prison.
Police Constable Andy Maskell, of Runcorn Problem Solving Team, said: “CBOs are one of a number of tools available to us to help stop persistent offending by people who blight communities.
“In the case of Dutton, he had caused alarm, harassment and distress to residents of Runcorn for a number of years prior to his recent spell in prison.
“His criminal behaviour has caused many of his victims to feel unsafe in their own homes.
“No-one should be subjected to such behaviour, or feel threatened or intimidated by the actions of other people, and we will use all of the powers we have at our disposal to protect residents and businesses and ensure that Runcorn is a safer place to live, work and visit.”
Anyone who encounters Dutton breaching any of the above restrictions is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101.