Grays woman issued with Criminal Behaviour Order

Mick Ferris

A woman has been banned from shops in Grays for two years as part of a criminal behaviour order.

Martha Ernest pleaded guilty to three thefts in Poundland and Tesco when she appeared at Southend-on-Sea Magistrates Court on Tuesday May 30.

The 42-year-old from Argent Street, Grays, was sentenced to a 12-month community order and directed to attend a drug rehabilitation course after she was charged with thefts from two shops obstructing an officer in the execution of their duty when she gave a false name at the time of her arrest on Monday May 29 at Tesco, Southend Road, Grays.

She was also ordered to pay £241 compensation.

Ernest was issued a two-year criminal behaviour order which bans her from attending Grays Shopping Centre and Tesco, Southend Road.

The ban is in place until May 29, 2025.


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