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Dean Walker issued with Criminal Behaviour Order

Anti-social behaviour in St Leonards-on-Sea by a 31-year-old man of no fixed address has led to local magistrates issuing him with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order.

The CBO, which became active on Wednesday 15 August, means Dean Walker is now prohibited from being drunk in public, possessing alcohol in a public place, behaving in any way causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and from acting or inciting others to act in an anti-social manner. He must also attend and engage with alcohol misuse appointments.

Failure to comply with the CBO means Walker, who is unemployed, commits a criminal offence for which he may be sent to prison.

Insp Aidan Cornwall, of the Hastings police prevention team, said: “CBOs are available for persistent and repeat offenders whose criminal, nuisance and/or anti-social behaviour continually impacts on the community.

“We will robustly target such offenders and a CBO means a court can restrict their behaviour by imposing conditions which may result in imprisonment if they breach the order.”

Information about criminal offences can be passed to police online or by phoning 101. In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for police.

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