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Another Sevenoaks thief issued a CBO at court

West Kent thief banned from entering shops

The crackdown on shoplifting has continued after a prolific thief was banned from entering several local stores in west Kent.

Ross Port, aged 42, was sentenced to four months' imprisonment at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on 27 September 2023, and will be restricted by the conditions of a criminal behaviour order on his release.

The London resident had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two thefts at Boots in Sevenoaks High Street and causing criminal damage to a cell at Tonbridge police station.


Banned from shops

Under the terms of the criminal behaviour order, Port, of Elmcroft Road, Orpington, is not allowed to enter Boots or Oliver Bonas in Sevenoaks for five years. He must also comply with any written banning notice served upon him by any retailer, and not remain in any shop when asked to leave by a member of staff or anyone in authority. A Breach of this order is taken very seriously by the courts.


Beat officer for Sevenoaks PC Nick Hubbard said: ‘Sevenoaks is at the forefront of tackling repeat shoplifting by gaining criminal behaviour orders at court. By obtaining these orders for the most prolific offenders we are paving the way to protect our local businesses and communities from the cycle of theft and loss.

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