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.
Anthony Byron Matthews, aged 32, was made the subject of the CBO order at Newport Magistrates’ Court on 31 August.
He was also charged with using threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to caused harassment, alarm or distress along with two counts of breaching a Community Protection Notice. He received fines for these offences.
The order states that he must not:
- Engage or threaten to engage in any conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance, alarm, harassment or distress by either words or actions to any person not in the same household as you, or encourage any other persons to engage in such behaviour towards any person or persons.
- Not to beg from any person in a public place either openly, passively by your behaviours or actions including placing items on the floor in which to collect money. Not to sit or loiter within 10 metres of any cashpoint, pay & display machine or doorway.
- Not to enter Commercial Street, Cambrian Road, John Frost Square or High Street, Newport.
Sgt Chris Butt, from the Newport neighbourhood policing team, said: “Matthews’ persistent anti-social behaviour has had a detrimental effect on the local community. We know the order will be welcomed by those working and living in the city.
“We are committed to making Newport City Centre a safe and pleasant place for all and enforcing this order is a part of that.
“Applying for a CBO is always a last resort. Before then, we work with our partners to try and engage and support individuals such as Matthews.
“We hope the CBO will now act as a deterrent and encourage Matthews to accept the support available.”
Anyone who sees Matthews breaching this order should call 101, quoting reference 2100299212. You can also direct message us on Facebook or Twitter.