A BEGGAR described as an ‘anti-social nuisance’ has avoided a two week prison sentence after breaching his housing injunction.
Mark Collins appeared before the County Court Judge on Thursday (January 7) where he was handed a two week custodial sentence, suspended for the duration of his order.
Collins was arrested by officers earlier that day after he was found at Chantry House, a sheltered accommodation block for elderly people.
Fortis Housing, which owns the housing block, took out an injunction against Collins to protect the vulnerable people living at Chantry House after continuing concerns about his presence there.
Anyone visiting or living in the sheltered accommodation blocks in and around St Johns is advised to inform either the Wardens or the Police if they have concerns about anyone hanging around inside or outside these premises, or anyone going door to door selling items and offering services.