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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.



  • 25 June 2023

    A local youth who recently committed an offence in one of the stores has now been given a 12 month ban from all stores in this scheme. We continue to monitor the scheme and work with members.

  • 26 January 2023

    We continue to work with those shops involved and look to target repeat offenders by way of banning them from the stores. This is an on going commitment between police and shop retailers.

  • 14 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.

  • 16 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.

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