Criminal Behaviour Order for street drinker

29 June 2016

A nuisance street drinker has been issued with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order to help protect people in Newark town centre.

Newark and Sherwood District Council, in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Police, successfully applied for the order to be made against 64-year-old Paul Bryan.

Bryan, of no fixed address, who has been subject to a previous Anti-Social Behaviour Order, appeared on video link from Barnstaple Police Station, when the case was heard at Nottingham Magistrates on Monday, June 20.

Under the terms of the order Bryan is banned from being drunk or being in possession of ‘an open vessel containing alcohol’ in Newark town centre. He is forbidden from using threatening or insulting language in public and from asking members of the public for cigarettes or money. He is also banned from the town’s Sconce and Devon Park.

The order, which will be in force until June 2018,  was granted following a number of incidents –  over a significant period of time -  in which Bryan behaved in an abusive and anti-social manner in public places including a bank, park and in the street where he used foul language and urinated in front of members of the public including children.

Anti-social street drinkers in Newark and Sherwood have been warned that such bad behaviour will not be tolerated.

Newark and Sherwood District Council Community Safety Manager Ben Adams  said: “Newark town centre is a really pleasant place to work and somewhere you can enjoy a day or night out but where there are instances of  anti-social behaviour we will take appropriate enforcement action to protect our law-abiding residents.

“In conjunction with our partners, we  work hard to stop those individuals and groups who are causing bother, while offering them the help and support they need to resolve their issues such as housing, drug abuse or alcohol dependency.” 

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