A 31-year-old woman, Jayde Shaw, residing on Cannon Street, Castleford, has been slapped with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on January 5, following a collaborative effort by Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police. This action was taken subsequent to Shaw’s conviction for a string of shoplifting incidents in Castleford Town Centre and its environs.

Inspector Glen Costello, who leads the Wakefield East Neighbourhood Policing Team, said; “Shaw has been charged with a series of thefts from shops in the Castleford area and has shown no signs of changing her offending behaviour.

“She is now subject to the strict terms of a Criminal Behaviour Order, which if breached, could result in her being sent to prison.

“Police and partners will always act against those who cause harm to their neighbourhoods through persistent offending.

“Anyone who is believed to be breaching the terms of a Criminal Behaviour Order can be reported to police on the 101 non-emergency number, or via the livechat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website.”

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Communities, Poverty and Health said; “We do not tolerate criminal behaviour in our district, and take firm action against people who behave in a way that is unacceptable.

“We are pleased the court has imposed this order, as it sends a clear message that offenders will face consequences for their actions.”

The imposed Criminal Behaviour Order prohibits Jayde Shaw from entering specific locations, including the Sainsbury’s store at 30 Smawthorne Lane, Castleford WF10 4EN; J & M Wines at 14 Beancroft Road, Castleford; and Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlton Street, Castleford. Additionally, she is barred from remaining at any retail premises in the Wakefield district if asked to leave by staff.

The order aims to curtail Shaw’s recurrent shoplifting activities, emphasizing a zero-tolerance approach to persistent offenders in the Castleford area.