Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Ipswich: Man given Asbo for begging in town centre’s Dial Lane

11:30 12 March 2014

Bevan Ash

Bevan Ash

Archant

A man from Ipswich has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order following a conviction for begging and theft offences.

Bevan Ash, aged 44, of St Helens Street, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court in December last year in relation to an incident of begging which took place in Dial Lane on December 7 and a theft which took place in The Walk on August 27 last year.

Ash pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced to pay a victim surcharge, fined and was given one day’s detention.

The court adjourned proceedings to consider making an Asbo and a successful hearing was held on Friday, March 7.

Under the order, Ash is prohibited from begging and of being in possession of an unsealed container of alcohol within Ipswich town centre. The order lasts for two years and if an offence is committed as part of this order then it can result in a fine or up to five years in prison.

Officers are working to deal with beggars in the town and are calling for all incidents to be reported to police at Ipswich by dialling 101.

Last week the chief executive of Ipswich Central publicly rebuked magistrates for not being tough enough on convicted beggars.

1 comment

  • it is better to be a begger than a thieve .why not take the .council to court for upting there allowances.

    Report this comment

    TERENCE MANNING

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The River Deben, at Woodbridge Quay

Two young men were stuck up to their chests in mud before they were pulled free in Woodbridge tonight.

Simon O'Brien-Ellington with his wife, Claire.

Paths are for people, not for cars. That is the driving force behind a campaign started by Ipswich man Simon O’Brien-Ellington who says badly parked cars block access for wheelchair users, parents with pushchairs and blind people.

Gemma Edgar and her son Noah with her brother Lee Relf, who has launched into fundraising for the Children's Eye Cancer Charity and is doing a sponsored cycle around Suffolk castles dressed as knights in honour of his nephew.

The uncle of a Colchester boy living with cancer is looking forward to embarking on a Knight Rider Challenge this weekend to raise funds for a charity that supports children with the disease.

A loo with a view in Pakefield

With so much to see and do on the Suffolk coast, a day trip is just never long enough - so why not make a weekend of it? Or even book a week-long holiday?

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A teenage registered sex offender has been given a suspended prison term after police discovered he had moved to Ipswich from the Midlands without telling them.

Myrtle Turner teaches her last fitness class in Saxmundham after 52 years of teaching.

At 86 it’s not unexpected that all the members of Myrtle Turner’s fitness class would be younger than she is – but she is the session leader.

Pupils at Sprites Primary School have a junior pig named Mudlet that they have painted as part of Pigs Gone Wild project.

Can your children create a brightly coloured pig to rival those that have popped up around Ipswich this summer?

Search being co-ordinated at Jaywick for a missing kayaker

People are being urged to stay safe if they visit the seaside this summer after the death of a canoeist off the coast at Jaywick on Sunday.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A 20-year-old man from Ipswich has been charged with allegedly kicking a female police officer in the face and biting her male colleague.

BHS in Ipswich.

With BHS set to close across the country by the end of August, retail bosses and politicians are now looking for an alternative use for the large store in Ipswich’s Butter Market Street.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24