Man jailed after stealing from hard working Banbury businesses


Multiple businesses were targeted in March and April

A man, who was responsible for stealing from multiple business in Banbury town centre, has been jailed.

Thirty-two year old Alex Bignell from Lowestoft Road, Beccles in Suffolk, was sentenced to twelve months in prison.   He pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary and one count of theft from a shop at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (November 7).

Bignell was also ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation.

The burglaries took place between March 1 and April 11 this year.

Investigating officer PC Benoit Boisset, of the Neighbourhood Policing Team based at Banbury police station said: “I am happy to see Bignell convicted of these offences that caused a great deal of concern to our business community around the time he was offending.

“Local businesses such as those that Bignell targeted work hard to earn a living and the disruption that was caused by these offences was significant to their livelihood. It is right that Bignell should pay compensation to them.

“Thames Valley Police is committed to bringing burglars to justice as it is an incredibly invasive crime and will not be tolerated.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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