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Pokemon cards thief banned from series of shops after string of thefts

A homeless man has been banned from shops across Shropshire and Herefordshire after admitting a string of theft offences.

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Joshua Symonds stole many items, including Pokemon cards

Joshua Symonds, aged 28, of no fixed abode but with links to Leominster, was handed a three-year criminal behaviour order when he appeared before magistrates at Hereford Justice Centre on Tuesday.

The order means that Symonds is banned from entering Sainsbury's Supermarket, in Rock Green, Ludlow, the Co-op Store, in High Street, Church Stretton, and The Food Warehouse, at Salmon Retail Park, in Hereford.

He's also banned from entering any business or commercial premises in Leominster with the exception of a named pharmacy for medicines and a named store for food or other house hold goods or for the purpose of attending a pre-arranged appointment.

It also means he has to leave any dwelling, business or commercial premises immediately when requested by the owner, occupier or person in charge at that time. It includes any external land that is part of the premises.