A Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) has been imposed on a repeat offender who stole from shops and committed anti-social behaviour in Sheerness. 

Michael Wickham, 42, from Sittingbourne, described by police as a prolific offender has been handed the two-year order for continued nuisance behaviour in the town. 

The order bans him from entering Sheerness High Street and prevents him from loitering or remaining in any place within the boundary of the high street which includes Trinity Road, A250 Millennium Way and Victory Street.

He is also ordered to ensure he leaves any premise when directed by police, PCSOs or anyone acting in a lawful capacity. He must also not be found drunk in any public place in Sittingbourne, Faversham or the Isle of Sheppey.

The CBO was issued as part of a sentencing on 14 October 2021 where he was jailed for seven days and handed the CBO.

The hearing took place at Medway Magistrates’ Court in connection with two shop thefts after he was charged with stealing alcohol from Morrisons Supermarket in Thomsett Way, Queenborough on 24 May.

The second theft happened at Tesco in Bridge Road, Sheerness, where he also stole alcohol.

PC Jamie Spencer of the Swale Community Safety Unit, said: ‘Mr Wickham is a prolific offender who is responsible for repeat criminality in the town which causes a lot of stress and anxiety to those living and working in and around the area. If he breaches this CBO he could face imprisonment of up to five years.’

By Ed

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