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Reading Man Benjamin Taylor has been jailed for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO)

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A  man has been sentenced for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

Benjamin Robert Taylor, aged 34, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to breaching a CBO at Slough Magistrates Court on Friday (11/9). Taylor was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment on the same day.

It is in relation to incidents that occurred between Friday 28 August and Wednesday 2 September in which Taylor breached his CBO by entering Reading town centre.

The CBO, which will remain in place for two years, prohibits Taylor from entering Reading town centre, approaching members of the public in the county of Berkshire with a view to obtain money or goods and refusing to leave a premises or area when asked by someone who has the authority to do so.

PC Jason Jones, based at Reading police station, said: “We always use CBOs as a last resort after working with our partner organisations to provide support to those who require it. However, we will not hesitate to enforce them when they are in place.

“We recognise that this behaviour has a real impact on local businesses and the people visiting them.

“This was the first CBO granted to the new town centre policing team, and the fact that Taylor faces imprisonment for breaching the order demonstrates that we take reports of anti-social behaviour in the town centre seriously and will deal with these robustly.”