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Salon thief banned from series of Oswestry shops after admitting burglary

A thief who targeted a salon, taking hair dressing equipment worth more than £2,000, has been banned from a series of shops in his hometown.

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Carl Queen appeared at Telford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday

Carl Queen burgled Solutions in Oswald Road, Oswestry, on April 17 last year, before making off with electrical items and other styling equipment.

The 34-year-old appeared at Telford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after previously admitting the theft.

Queen, of King Street, Oswestry, was ordered to pay compensation of £2,022 to the owner. He was given a four-month jail term suspended for a year.

The court also ordered him to undertake a drug rehabilitation programme and take part in up to 30 rehabilitation activity days.

As well as this, he has also been banned from entering Boots, Co-op, Marks & Spencer, Poundland or Sports Direct in Oswestry for three years. As part of this criminal behaviour order, Queen must also not be aggressive towards any retail store staff or do anything else that could cause them, or anybody else, harm or distress.

He was also told not to be verbally abusive, use foul language towards any officer of the local authority, police or any member of the public or refuse to somewhere when asked to do so by a person in authority.

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