Man gets three-year ASBO for persistent shoplifting in Wisbech town centre

ELECTRONIC shavers, bottles of whiskey, clothes and wreaths were some of the more than �450 of goods a thief stole from shops across Wisbech town centre. Hours after Matthew White was given a three-year anti-social behaviour order banning him from the tow

ELECTRONIC shavers, bottles of whiskey, clothes and wreaths were some of the more than �450 of goods a thief stole from shops across Wisbech town centre.

Hours after Matthew White was given a three-year anti-social behaviour order banning him from the town centre, police revealed some of the items he stole over the last two-and-a-half years.

Fenland magistrates were told last week that White:

• Stole items from Anglia Locksmiths, in Church Terrace, in 2007,


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• Assaulted a member of staff in the now-closed Woolworth's store in September 2008 for trying to steal baby clothes,

• Stole a coat from Westgate in January 2009,

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• Stole an electric beard trimmer worth �128 from Boots in the Horsefair Shopping Centre in March 2009,

• Stole a pair of trousers from Robert Goddard in Bridge Street in May 2009,

• Stole five wreaths and a wooden stand, total value �41.25, from Goodlife florist in High Street in November 2009,

• Stole two electronic shavers worth �155 from Boots on February 26,

• Stole joints of meat worth a total of �42.60 from Somerfield on February 28, and

• Stole four bottles of Jack Daniels worth �81.80 from Somerfield on March 1.

Under the terms of his ASBO, White is banned from Wisbech town centre between 8am and 8pm and from the Lidl supermarket in Cromwell Road.

He is also banned him from abusing, insulting, harassing or threatening anyone in Fenland.

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