Thief banned from every pub, restaurant and hotel in London
A persistent thief has been banned from every pub, bar, restaurant and hotel in London for 25 years.
The ban bars Rodney Williams, 34, from some 35,000 businesses that serve alcohol across the capital. It is thought to be the first time a court has banned a criminal from entering all of Greater London's licensed premises.
Williams received the ASBO after he admitted 12 counts of theft and one count of theft by finding at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
He was also jailed for four years.
Williams was arrested in April on suspicion of stealing a handbag from a licensed premises in Hoxton in east London. He was then charged with a string of copycat offences, all carried out across the area, according to the Daily Mirror.