Prolific offender from Macclesfield handed two-year Criminal Behaviour Order
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A prolific offender from Macclesfield has been ordered to adhere to a strict Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) following his release from prison.
Tom Cole, of no fixed address but of Macclesfield, was sentenced to eight weeks for theft from motor vehicle at Chester Magistrates’ Court on 30 January 2023 after pleading guilty to the offence.
Following his release from prison, he must adhere to a two-year CBO which expires on 28 February 2025.
Under the terms of the order, which was successfully applied for by Macclesfield South Beat Team, the 36-year-old is prohibited from entering the town centre of Macclesfield as defined by the map unless on a train which is passing through the area.
Sergeant Matt Bassirat said: “Cole is a prolific offender who has brought misery to Macclesfield over recent years.
“This is a fantastic result which shows the lengths we will go to stop offenders such as Cole in their tracks to bring harmony back to the town.
“Orders such as CBOs are just another tool that allows officers to further protect communities from harm caused by offenders.
“If Cole fails to comply with any of the conditions of the order, he could receive a final penalty of five years imprisonment.”
Anyone who encounters Cole breaching any of the above restrictions is urged to contact Cheshire Police via the website or call 101, to report it.