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ASBO woman banned from some shops


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A Newbury woman has been given an Asbo preventing her from going into certain town centre shops and trying to con money from people.
Twenty-eight-year-old Amanda Louise Futcher was convicted of fraud, theft and possession of class C drugs by local magistrates earlier this month.
She was sentenced to nine weeks in prison and was given an anti-social behaviour order that prevents her from approaching anyone in public asking for money, going into shops that she has been banned from and staying in a shop if she is asked to leave by staff.
The Asbo will stay in place until October 15 2010.
The action was taken by police and partner agencies, including West Berkshire Council Community Safety Team, the Probation Service, Community Mental Health Team and Turning Point – following numerous complaints from the public.
West Berkshire local policing area commander, Supt Robin Rickard, said: “I am pleased that the magistrates' have supported us by imposing this anti-social behaviour order.”
“Tackling anti-social behaviour is a priority for the police, local authority and other partners who work closely together to stop people committing anti-social behaviour. This is an excellent example of that joined up work.”
He added: “Miss Futcher's behaviour has caused distress and inconvenience to many members of the local community. Having strict boundaries will help her to reduce her offending and anti-social behaviour.”
Anyone who sees Miss Futcher breaking the conditions of her Asbo should inform Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505.
If you don't want to speak to police or leave your name call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.

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