U-turn over shop ban

Witney Gazette: U-turn over shop ban U-turn over shop ban

A judge overturned a ban on a Carterton man entering any UK retail site.

James Wells, 34, of Scott Walk, was handed the ban as a bail condition on February 8 over an alleged theft of £117.84 worth of goods from the Co-op, Eynsham.

On Friday he admitted breaching that condition by entering Tesco Express, St Aldate’s, Oxford, on Thursday.

District judge Tim Pattinson said the total ban was not “necessary or proportionate”.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Banbury Magistrates’ Court today.

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8:54am Mon 24 Feb 14

Gunslinger says...

Pretty obvious isn't it - you have to buy things to live. Who thought up this ban in the first place, the dozy Thames Valley CPS?
Pretty obvious isn't it - you have to buy things to live. Who thought up this ban in the first place, the dozy Thames Valley CPS? Gunslinger

12:24pm Mon 24 Feb 14

King Joke says...

£117's worth of goods from a small Co-op? That is bloody good going, given that anything of value, ie spirits and fags, are behind the counter! £117 is a lot of bread, milk etc!?!
£117's worth of goods from a small Co-op? That is bloody good going, given that anything of value, ie spirits and fags, are behind the counter! £117 is a lot of bread, milk etc!?! King Joke

12:53pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

The sentence sounds like utter nonsense.

If a judge in England can stop a newspaper from publishing story in England, but can't in Scotland due to the different legal system...

How can a judge in England enforce a ban on entering a retail outlet across the UK?
The sentence sounds like utter nonsense. If a judge in England can stop a newspaper from publishing story in England, but can't in Scotland due to the different legal system... How can a judge in England enforce a ban on entering a retail outlet across the UK? Andrew:Oxford

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