NORTHWICH police are close to securing an order banning a third person from town centre shops.

Since the Northwich Against Business Crime initiative was launched in November two identified troublemakers have been prohibited from certain stores.

Companies signed up to the scheme share information about crime and anti-social behaviour.

Insp Pete Minghella said: “We are close to getting a banning order on a third person, and have written to a fourth warning them about their behaviour.”