Bedford man issued with Criminal Behaviour Order and banned from town centre for three years

Mohammed Saada

A prolific and aggressive shoplifter from Bedford has been served with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), preventing him from visiting the town centre for three years.

Mohammed Saada, 24, of Clarendon Street, Bedford, was served a three-year CBO at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (23 January). He cannot visit Bedford town centre or any businesses in the area during that time.

Saada was also handed a 23-week sentence for common assault and theft from a shop.

PC Emma Underwood, who applied for the successful order, said, “We work in close partnership with Bedford Borough Council and local business owners to make sure our town and High Street is a safe place for our residents.

“Saada has continuously targeted local shops, costing them money and causing distress to the owners and employees with his behaviour.  We are happy with the court’s decision to imprison him and issue him with a CBO.”

If you experience anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, or if you would like to report any suspicious behaviour, contact the police online reporting centre at or call 101.

In case of an emergency or if the crime is still in progress always call 999.

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