Blackburn Town Centre Policing Team recently launched Operation Beacon to tackle retail crime in the town centre. We have already arrested three of our Op Beacon offenders who were all charged with various offences.
We told you we were building a case against the remaining Op Beacon target, and we now have an update for you. On 28th April 2022, Shaun CLARKE, 31, of no fixed abode, was charged with 11 shopliftings and on appearing in court was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment.
We will now look to target other retail crime offenders and look forward to sharing some more successful court results with you.
Message sent by: Veronica Roberts (Police, PCSO – Blackburn Town Centre, EAST – Blackburn)