Nuisance banned

THIS is the face of a persistent nuisance who has been banned from many shops in Stevenage. Karen Morgan, 38, has been given a two-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by magistrates. Morgan, of Walkern Road, Stevenage, appeared before the town court c

THIS is the face of a persistent nuisance who has been banned from many shops in Stevenage.

Karen Morgan, 38, has been given a two-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by magistrates.

Morgan, of Walkern Road, Stevenage, appeared before the town court charged with two thefts - one at Waitrose and the other at ASDA.

She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months imprisonment. Due to her time spent on remand she is now out of prison.


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Under the order Morgan is prohibited from:

l Entering any retail outlets in Stevenage town centre, the area within the boundary of St George's Way, Six Hills Way, Lytton Way and Fairlands Way or entering any restaurants situated inside the retail outlets such as Tesco and BHS.

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l Entering any retail outlets on the Roaring Meg retail park, the area within the boundary of Six Hills Way, London Road, Broadhall Way and Monkswood Way.

l Entering Waitrose in the High Street, Old Town.

Stevenage anti-social behaviour officer Pc Jane Karajan said: "Karen Morgan has caused persistent nuisance in Stevenage town centre, the Old Town and retail park areas over the last few months and we hope that the introduction of the ASBO will be a significant step towards reducing the harm she can cause to local businesses.

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