Banned from drinking in public for three years
Offender given criminal behaviour order
A PERSISTENT Uxbridge offender has been banned from drinking in public for three years.
Gary Vines, 29, was handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after repeatedly committing crime and causing anti-social behaviour.
Over the last two years, Vines had been involved in incidents within Uxbridge and Ruislip because of his addiction to alcohol.
These included stealing from cars, shoplifting, public order offences, being drunk in the street, and assaulting a shop keeper.
Vines would regularly become aggressive towards store staff and security as well as the police when detained following his shoplifting offences.
He was served with the CBO at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Tuesday, July 28, which now means he is banned from consuming alcohol in a public place for the next three years.
Police Sergeant Nick Davies from Hillingdon Licensing, Anti-Social Behaviour and Gangs Unit, said: “Vines’ unacceptable behaviour caused a number of people alarm and distress. Even after repeated warnings, he continued to get drunk, steal and be abusive towards staff.
“I hope this CBO makes him realise the distress he has caused and that he now gets support he needs to deal with his alcohol problems.”
Vines now has a CBO with the following conditions, all of which will last for three years. He must not:
Consume alcohol in any public place in England and Wales unless in a licensed premises.
Have in his possession or inside a vehicle in England and Wales any form of opened alcoholic vessel (bottle/can/cup) unless in a licensed premises.
Enter or attempt to enter Ruislip High Street and Uxbridge High Street, unless attending the job centre or waiting for public transport, for example at a bus stop.
ORDER: Gary Vines