Criminal Behaviour Order issued to Newport man
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A Newport man has been given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) in a bid to curb his anti-social behaviour.
Mark Upton, aged 54, appeared at Newport Magistrates’ Court on 26 March charged with using threatening/abusive words/behaviour/disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
He received a fine and a two-year CBO.
The order states that Upton must not:
- Engage or threaten to engage in any conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance, alarm, harassment or distress by either words actions to any person not in the same household as him or encourage any other persons to engage in such behaviour towards any person.
- Sit or sleep (away from his home address) within 10 metres of any cashpoint, pay & display machine or any doorway.
- Be naked in a public place.
- Urinate or defecate in any public open space including any doorway.
- Beg from any person - including but not limited to money / cigarettes / food either openly or passively by your behaviours or actions including placing items on the floor in which to collect items.
PC Chris Butt, Newport crime and reduction officer, said: “We are committed to making Newport City Centre a safe and pleasant place for all and enforcing this order is a part of that. We know the order will be welcomed by those working and living in the city.
“Applying for a CBO is always a last resort. Before then, we work with our partners to try and engage and support individuals involved in numerous offences.
“We hope the CBO will now act as a deterrent and help Upton to change his ways.”
Anyone who sees Upton breach this order should call 101, quoting reference 2100085140. You can also direct message Gwent Police on Facebook or Twitter.