A prolific thief will be banned from every driveway in Wirral after being jailed for a campaign of crime.

Daniel Joseph Greatrex carried out a campaign of criminal acts which included car thefts, fraud and handling stolen goods.

The 44-year-old of Parkfield Avenue , carried out the offences in the West Kirby , Birkenhead and Spital areas of Merseyside as well as in the Cheshire area where he admitted theft from motor vehicle offences in Ellesmere Port .

Greatrex was jailed for two and a half years at Liverpool Crown Court last week as well as being slapped with a four year driving ban and an indefinite Criminal Behaviour Order.

Daniel Joseph Greatrex, 44, of Parkfield Avenue cannot enter any of the areas outlined in the map

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police confirmed that as part of the Criminal Behaviour Order, Greatrex is banned from driveways, gardens, or private dwellings without consent.

He is also not allowed to touch or enter a motor vehicle without consent

 

When he gets out of prison, Greatrex will also not be allowed to be in possession of vehicles, keys, wallets, purses or bank cards without permission and he is excluded from entering the areas of Wirral outlined by the map.

Greatrex was previously jailed in December 2018 after getting midnight trains from Birkenhead to Ellesmere Port and going on stealing sprees.

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He would trudge round the estates off the A41 Chester Road in the Great Sutton area stealing anything of value from cars that were not locked.

Greatrex would steal clothes along with cash and bank cards, which he used to make fraudulent transactions totalling around £500 in Birkenhead.

 

On one occasion, he drove a Mercedes car back to Birkenhead, having found it unlocked with keys inside.

On all his other overnight visits to Ellesmere Port, Greatrex got the first train back to Birkenhead in the morning.

Detective Sergeant Kevin O’Rourke, of Merseyside Police, said: "I am pleased that Greatrex is behind bars for these offences and that he faces restrictions as part of a significant criminal behaviour order upon his release.

"Members of the public have a right to feel safe in their own homes and for their property to be safe and offences like this cause misery and upset.

"Merseyside Police will do everything in its powers to bring people who commit offences such as this and I would ask anyone who has details of where stolen goods are being stored, or who is responsible for burglaries in their area to contact us or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 so that we take action to stop them."