A SOMERSET man has been banned from visiting a number of shops after pleading guilty to 10 shoplifting offences.

In February and March 2023, Jason White, 48, of Bryant Avenue in Westfield, committed two offences across Westfield and Radstock, followed by a further eight thefts between March 13 and April 26 this year in Midsomer Norton.

On Monday, April 29, White appeared before Bath Magistrates Court and received a two-year long criminal behaviour order.

White must abide by a number of conditions, which are: 

  • Not to enter Co-op stores in Westfield and Radstock;
  • Not to enter The One Stop Shop in Midsomer Norton;
  • Not to enter or remain on any business premises where he has been served a written ban by them;
  • On entering any store, must use a receptacle – for example a trolley or basket – to carry goods until the point of purchase.

If he breaks any of these conditions, he faces the possibility of prosecution.

White was also ordered to pay compensation of £377.67.

PC Mark Graham, of the Radstock Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Shoplifting is a serious offence and we are pleased the courts have taken action to help prevent these stores from being targeted again by Jason White.

“Should he breach the criminal behaviour order, he could face further prosecution.”