A COURT order has been issued banning a man from part of Uppingham after he was convicted of criminal damage and assaulting a police officer.
Dean Parsons, 46, of Hornbeam Lane, Uppingham, was given a two-year criminal anti-social behaviour order after being convicted at Melton Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 24.
As part of the order, Parsons has been banned from an area between High Street East, Queen’s Street, South View and London Road, and Sycamore garage and petrol station on the corner of Ayston Road and North Street East. This order runs until February 23, 2013.
It does not apply between 9am and midday on Thursdays and 10am to 1pm so Parsons can attend church on Sundays.
Parsons was also given a four-month curfew ordering him to stay at his home address between 7pm and 6am everyday, and ordered to pay £200 in compensation and £75 in costs.
Police started to receive complaints from residents and businesses about Parsons’ drunken and rowdy behaviour in May last year.
Despite the use of a range of intervention methods, such as an acceptable behaviour contract, his behaviour didn’t change which forced officers to seek the order.
Beat officer for Uppingham PC Laurie Appleton said: “We were getting reports about Parsons’ behaviour on a daily basis.
“Local business people and licensees were particularly concerned about the effect he was having on their trade especially in the pubs in Market Place. His drunken behaviour regularly led to incidents of criminal damage.”
PC Appleton said he hoped the order would reassure people that they didn’t need to fear harassment from Parsons.
He added: “Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Uppingham and as this case shows, we can and will take action against those who persist in committing it.
“We need the public’s support to help us enforce the conditions of Parsons’ order by letting us know if they believe he has broken his terms.”
Any breach of the conditions should be reported by calling 0116 222 2222.