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Shoplifter banned from store

PUBLISHED: 10:52 27 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 30 June 2010

A TEENAGE girl has been banned from a Great Yarmouth store for 12-months for shoplifting.

Restorative justice was used to resolve the crime which happened at Boots on the Gapton Hall retail park.

A TEENAGE girl has been banned from a Great Yarmouth store for 12-months for shoplifting.

Restorative justice was used to resolve the crime which happened at Boots on the Gapton Hall retail park.

A meeting took place between the 15-year-old, her mother, the store manager and local police community support officers Gemma George and Martin Chapman who patrols the retail park.

The girl removed security labels from some items and left the store without attempting to pay. She was stopped outside by staff and goods worth £24 were recovered.

RJ is an alternative to criminal prosecution which brings together low level crime offenders and their victims to resolve the matter.

The 15-year-old apologised to the manager for her actions and was issued with a 12-month banning order from the store.

She also carried out six hours unpaid work at the store.

PCSO Chapman, from the Cobholm and Southtown Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This case is a good example of how RJ can benefit the victim as they have decided how the matter should be settled. The offender completed unpaid work as payback and also showed remorse for the incident."

Contact: Cobholm and Southtown SNT 0845 456 4567 or email sntcobholmsouthtown@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.


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