A serial shoplifter has been banned from entering every Co-Op store in the country.

Fardin Farji has been responsible for years of theft, shoplifting, antisocial behaviour and drug-related offences in Worthing, Sussex.

Police said he has been a “prolific offender”, breaching of Community Protection Warnings, as well as a Community Protection Notice.

Officers applied for a Criminal Behaviour Order against the unemployed 28-year-old, who lives in Worthing, in a bid to curb his offending.

The application was granted by Worthing Magistrates’ Court on August 4 and the persistent offender was given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order.

Your Local Guardian: Fardin Farji, 28, from Worthing Fardin Farji, 28, from Worthing

The order prohibits him from the following for a period of 24 months:

• Entering any Co-Op stores in England

• Remaining in any shop or commercial building when asked to leave by staff

• Entering any shop without means to pay

• Being in possession of a bicycle without proof of ownership

• Carrying more than two mobile phones

• Entering Worthing town centre at any time, other than to access Worthing Police Station and St Clare’s Day Centre by permitted routes specified

• Entering the specific areas of Broadwater at any time other than if passing through the area whilst being carried by a motor vehicle

• Entering Waitrose in High Street, Worthing

Failing to comply with these provisions will lead to a further offence being committed which could result in imprisonment.

PC Jack Buchanan, of the Adur and Worthing Operation Override team, said: “We are delighted to have obtained this Criminal Behaviour Order for Fardin Farji.

“His behaviour and offending has been causing loss to the people and businesses of Worthing for a considerable period of time.

"This order will further assist Sussex Police in tackling his offending, preventing further loss, safeguarding our residents and businesses as well as hopefully allowing him to re-address his behaviour and get the help he needs moving forward.”

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