New Criminal Behaviour Order for Newark man

26 April 2018

A NEWARK man responsible for persistent anti-social behaviour in the town centre is the subject of a new Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) following a court hearing.

Paul Bryan (66), of no fixed abode, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court for a breach of an existing CBO where the terms were extended to remain in place until June 20, 2020.

The court was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant had behaved on a way likely to cause alarm, harassment, or distress and that a new order would help prevent him from behaving in such a way in the future.

Under the terms of the new CBO, Bryan, who is currently serving a 10-week custodial sentence for breach of the original order, is banned from:

  • entering Newark town centre;
  • being in a state of drunkenness or being in possession of an open vessel containing alcohol in an area west of Newark town centre, including Riverside Park.
  • using threatening, intimidating or insulting language in a public place.
  • asking members of the public for money of cigarettes in a public place.
  • entering Sconce and Devon Park.

PC Robert Nelson, of Newark Police, said: "One individual can have a very negative effect on a community by Nottinghamshire Police and Newark and Sherwood District Council have worked very closely together to make this clear to the court. We cannot allow this individual to continue causing alarm, nuisance and distress to the local community - and they have a right to be protected."

Newark and Sherwood District Council's Community safety Business Manager, Ben Adams, said: "This order will further serve to protect the public from the anti-social behaviour caused by this individual and hopefully encourage him to access the support and assistance he requires to address his issues. In partnership with Nottinghamshire police, we are committed to taking the necessary action to help our residents and visitors feel safe and secure, and free from the intimidation and distress that has been caused by this individual."

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