Trowbridge man Kenneth Beavis gets town centre ban


A TROWBRIDGE man has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order banning him from acting in an anti-social manner within the town centre.

Kenneth Beavis, aged 31, of no fixed abode, has been issued with the two year order which means he must comply with the following conditions:

– Not to act in an anti-social manner within Trowbridge town centre
– Not to be found in possession of an open canister of alcohol in Trowbridge town centre.

The CBO was issued following more than 100 calls to police in the last three months from members of the public in relation to street drinking and anti-social behaviour in and around the town centre.

Trowbridge Community Policing Team have been working hard to gather all the evidence required to issue the CBO and have utilised the Designated Public Place Orders (DPPO) powers and Section 35 Dispersal Orders in an attempt to reduce the impact this behaviour has on the local community.

Sector Commander Inspector James Brain said: “Our officers have been working hard with partner agencies in a bid to stamp out this kind of behaviour and we are hopeful that the new Criminal Behaviour Order will allow us to tackle the source of the problem here in Trowbridge.

“I hope this goes some way in reassuring members of the public that we take all reports of this nature very seriously and we are committed to stamping out anti-social behaviour and street drinking in the town.

“We have increased our patrols in the town, especially in the areas which were proving hotspots for street drinkers but I would also like to ask the public to continue to report any behaviour of this kind to police via 101.”

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