Shopwatch scheme has been introduced in Yate which a number of local shops have signed up to. This scheme allows shop owners involved to share information about current shoplifters.
Shoplifters identified are then banned from the shops under the scheme. If they continue to commit offences Yate NPT will then consider using Anti-social Behaviour powers to address their criminal activity.
06/05/21 – Shopwatch is working well amongst local shops.
Tuesday 14th December, 2021
14/12/21 – A local male has been issued a Community Protection Warning following continued shoplifting offences. A community protection warning is issued to persistent offenders under the Antisocial Behaviour Act and is aimed at reducing offending behaviour. All shopwatch members have been notified.
Saturday 16th October, 2021
A well known local offender has been circulated as wanted and all Shop Watch members are aware of this. A new manager from Morrisons has also been added to the group after a recent review meeting at the store for crime prevention advice and suggestions.