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Woman given CBO for string of offences at Euston station


Kiarra Richards

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A woman has been handed a criminal behaviour order banning her from entering Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras International railway stations.


Kiarra Richards, aged 34, of York Way, London,  received the one year order, on Friday 22 September at Westminster Magistrates Court, after she was convicted of three counts of theft, one count of common assault, one count of criminal damage, one count of using threatening, abusive words or behaviour, one count of racially aggravated harassment and loitering on the railway.


On Wednesday 30 August, British Transport Police were called to the Sainsbury’s store at Euston station following a report of shoplifting.


Richards illicit chocolate haul totalling almost £30, had triggered the store alarm and alerted the security guard. The guard followed her from the store and asked Richards if he could check her bag. When she refused he called the police, meanwhile she knocked a stand containing drinks cans to the floor and pushed the security guard.


As she was detained by BTP officers Richards, who refused to be interviewed, was racially abusive.


She was given a Criminal Behaviour Order for one year. If she breaches the CBO she could be sent to prison.


The CBO prohibits Richards from entering or alighting at any part of Kings Cross, St Pancras International and Euston Railway Stations including any forecourts or shops situated within or connected to these stations.


It also prohibits her from entering or loitering directly outside any mainline railway station or premises Including the London Underground, Docklands Light railway or London Overground stations save for the purposes of traveling whereby she must have in her possession a valid ticket to travel or Freedom Pass, Oyster Card or contactless card registered in her name. Alternatively she must proceed to buy a ticket for travel immediately after entering the station and then travel on the next available service to her destination.


Inspector Tim Tubbs said: “The banning order makes it clear that this type of behaviour demonstrated by Richards is completely unacceptable. Retail theft or racist abuse will not be tolerated on the railway and offenders will face the consequences.”



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