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Prolific offender jailed again

Worcester Editorial 4th Jun, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for the sixth time in seven months after breaching his Criminal Anti Social Behaviour Order.

Peter Swinbourne was sent to prison for 16-weeks on Monday (June 2) for being aggressive and abusive to staff in Boots in the High Street last Saturday (May 31).

The 42-year-old was handed the CRASBO in April 2010, which banned him from entering Pershore town centre, to run until April next year.

In January it was changed to include a ban on entering part of Worcester city centre.

Swinbourne, of no fixed address, has been jailed five times since October for breaching the order and fined on numerous occasions, most recently on Saturday when city magistrates ordered him to pay £50 for acting aggressively in St Nichols Street the day before.

Insp Helen Wain said: “The police and no doubt the courts are becoming very frustrated with Swinbourne’s refusal to abide by his CRASBO.

“The fact he was fined by magistrates on Saturday for a breach an on the very same day breached it again clearly demonstrates his unwillingness to co-operate or to learn his lesson.

“Breaches of CRASBOs are a serious matter, and dealing with Swinbourne’s frequent breaches takes up an enormous amount of our time.

“The latest jail sentence gives us, as well as store staff, shoppers and members of the public, a much-needed break from his appalling behaviour.”

The CRASBO prevents Swinbourne from behaving, or encouraging others to behave, in any way to cause harassment alarm or distress, including using foul, abusive, offensive or racist language.

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