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Last Updated: Monday, 22 May 2006, 16:55 GMT 17:55 UK
Asbo keeps thief out of car parks
Michael Kevin Ward - copyright Thames Valley Police
Ward has been banned from carrying tools or disposable gloves
A thief has been banned from entering any car park in England or Wales by an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).

Michael Kevin Ward, 29, originally from Whitley in Reading, Berkshire, has also been banned from carrying tools or disposable gloves by the Asbo.

Ward, now of Slough, was given the order after admitting two thefts from cars and asking for 53 similar offences to be taken into consideration.

A police spokesman said the Asbo sent out a "strong message" to criminals.

'Legitimate repair work'

Ward, who also admitted burglary and theft from a shop when he appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday, has spent 200 days on remand for the offences.

He has also been ordered to enter a drug rehabilitation programme.

The Asbo bans him from all permanent or temporary car parks, including private ones attached to businesses or homes.

He is only allowed to carry tools or disposable gloves if he can prove they are relevant to his job or "legitimate repair work".

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