A PROLIFIC shoplifter has now been jailed and banned from shops in Worcester and two other county towns to curb her stealing and aggression.

'Aggressive' shoplifter Kelly Phipps, age 42, of Brookfield, Little Comberton, Pershore was jailed and made the subject of a three year criminal behaviour order at Worcester Magistrates Court on Monday (December 11).

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "She is a prolific shoplifter in Pershore, Worcester and Evesham and is also abusive and aggressive towards shop staff."

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On Monday, September 4 at Evesham, she stole eight t-shirts worth £160 from Sports Direct.

She returned on the same day and stole 10 t-shirts worth £180 from the same shop.

She was also sentenced to a total of 25 weeks prison for 'numerous thefts'.

Phipps is prohibited from entering: a Tesco Express, High Street, Pershore; Co-op, Racecourse Road, Pershore; Savers, High Street, Pershore; House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, Worcester; Sports Direct, Riverside Shopping Centre, Bridge Street, Evesham; Boots, High Street, Pershore.

She is also banned from refusing to leave any premises or location when asked by someone with the authority to do so.

Inspector Dave Wise, safer neighbourhood Malvern Hills and Wychavon, said: "Securing this order against Kelly Phipps is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of our local businesses and communities.

"Her prolific shoplifting, coupled with abusive and aggressive behavior towards shop staff, has had a significant impact.

"This order, effective for three years, sends a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated.

"This CBO restricts Phipps from entering specific premises, reinforcing our commitment to safeguarding our community spaces.

"Our gratitude extends to those who worked tirelessly on this case, and to those members of the public who took the time to provide key evidence."