Banned from pubs and any­where selling al­co­hol

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Approach At Primary - By Sa­man­tha Wil­liams

A man with a long record of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour has been banned from ev­ery pub in Wye.

Liam Sims, of Lit­tle Che­quers, Wye, re­ceived a crim­i­nal be­hav­iour or­der from Can­ter­bury Mag­is­trates’ Court last month fol­low­ing com­plaints from the com­mu­nity about drunken abuse and as­saults.

The 45-year-old ap­peared in court to an­swer a charge of com­mon as­sault, which was com­mit­ted on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 28, and was his sec­ond of­fence in a year.

Fol­low­ing this as­sault, and nu­mer­ous com­plaints from res­i­dents, po­lice ap­plied for a crim­i­nal be­hav­iour or­der un­der new anti-so­cial be­hav­iour leg­is­la­tion.

The or­der pro­hibits Sims from en­ter­ing any pub or premises li­censed to sell al­co­hol, and from hav­ing an open con­tainer with al­co­holic con­tents in any public place in the vil­lage.

Sgt Gavin Hart, from the Ash­ford com­mu­nity safety unit, said “The vil­lage of Wye is such a beau­ti­ful tight knit com­mu­nity and it’s wrong that one per­son was caus­ing so many prob­lems for the lo­cal res­i­dents and busi­nesses.

“He had been banned from most of the shops and pubs in Wye un­der the Pub Watch scheme and it seemed only right to sup­port those busi­nesses.

“Lo­cal res­i­dents and busi­nesses have been great in sup­ply­ing ev­i­dence, and the com­mu­nity safety unit would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank them for their sup­port.

“The or­der will only be a suc­cess if the lo­cal com­mu­nity is will­ing to call the po­lice and in­form them of any breaches.”

The or­der will run un­til Au­gust 23, 2017.

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Liam Sims of Lit­tle Che­quers, Wye, who has been made the sub­ject of a crim­i­nal be­hav­iour or­der for his per­sis­tent anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in and around the vil­lage

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