Abusive beggar banned from Weston-super-Mare town centre
PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:11 27 October 2016
A man has been banned from Weston-super-Mare town centre for five years after engaging in begging and being verbally aggressive towards members of the public.
Mark Milverton was handed a criminal behaviour order (CBO) at North Somerset Courthouse after he breached the terms and conditions of his community protection notice.
Milverton must also attend a substance misuse programme alongside being unable to enter the town centre.
Clair Sandilands is North Somerset Council’s antisocial behaviour and community safety officer. She said: “We applied for the CBO in relation to Mr Milverton as his behaviour was having a very negative impact on other residents and visitors to Weston.”
Avon and Somerset Constabulary also urged people to report antisocial behaviour incidents if they saw them happening in Weston.
Sergeant Mark Jenkinson said: “We have seen some comments via external social media sites regarding incidents of people swearing and being verbally aggressive in and around the town, but we need people to report them directly to us so we can deal with them.
“Officers and PCSOs can utilise a number of different powers and work with our partners to deal with the problem, and we have different interventions in place to deal with specific issues, but we need the community to work with us and report incidents to us.”
Anyone wishing to report antisocial behaviour can contact Avon and Somerset Constabulary on 101, or they can visit the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.