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Shoplifter banned from UK town centre mocked for looking 'very guilty' in mugshot

A prolific shoplifter has been mocked for looking guilty in his mugshot.

Daniel Scoffield has been banned from stores in his hometown for three years after he was issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order, in Grantham, Lincolnshire for a string of shoplifting offences.

His police photo has since been mocked by locals for his startled appearance.

Tansy Epton said: "He looks surprised about that decision."

Lara Clark said: "He's still in shock that he got caught."

Sarah Reeve said: "The wind changed as soon as he got caught. Mum was right all along."

Daniel Scoffield has been banned from stores in his hometown for three years (Jam Press)

Lucy Haxby said: "Did it come as a surprise getting his mugshot." Chris Gosling said: "Looks as though he thinks he's farted but followed through."

Michael Gibson said: "This is spectacular.” Mark Harding joked: "Did he sit on a cactus?"

John Cook said: "It’s Barney Gumble from The Simpsons."

The 34-year-old has been banned from entering Grantham town centre in Lincolnshire after being given the CBO by the courts.

His mug shot was released by Lincolnshire Police, who stated another local man Christopher Hay, 35, got the same punishment.

A CBO is a civil order designed to tackle the most serious and persistent anti-social individuals where their behaviour has brought them before a criminal court.

Insp Mark Hillson, of Lincolnshire Police, said: "Both Hay and Scoffield caused persistent issues within the Grantham area.

“They targeted retail premises with no regard for the impact their actions would have on staff, the business or the local community.

"This type of offending blights our communities and we want to protect our communities from it.

“These orders seek to provide longer-term solutions to prevent this behaviour, allowing both prohibitive and positive requirements to be imposed.

“They also provide the courts with additional sentencing powers to deal with any breaches.

"A disproportionate amount of harm and criminal behaviour is committed by a few prolific offenders; by targeting these people we aim to significantly reduce harm in the community.

“Both Hay and Scoffield now have an opportunity to take the help and support being offered and rehabilitate themselves."

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