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Shops to bar thieves.

Shoplifters in North Shields face being barred from stores in the town centre under a new scheme.

Officers from the Tynemouth Area Command have teamed up with traders to set up a retail crime initiative to tackle the small number of criminals who cause anti-social behaviour or are caught shoplifting in the Beacon Centre.

In the past 18 months, there have been 272 offences of shoplifting in the centre, most committed by repeat criminals.

Under the new scheme, people convicted of shoplifting will be served exclusion notices by the shops and if someone is banned by one store, he or she will be barred from the rest of the shops in the scheme.

A committee made up of retailers will decide how long the ban should last and details can be passed to the courts if further crimes are committed by the individual concerned.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 25, 2003
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