Drunk banned from abusing women

IPSWICH nuisance John Frost is banned from entering parts of town after months of harassing women.Frost was hit with a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbo) after magistrates heard of his catalogue of drunken lewdness and public obscenity.

IPSWICH nuisance John Frost is banned from entering parts of town after months of harassing women.

Frost was hit with a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbo) after magistrates heard of his catalogue of drunken lewdness and public obscenity.

The 32-year-old, from Hasketon Road, Burgh, admitted being drunk and disorderly on December 1 last year.

Anti-Social Behaviour Network Co-ordinator Andy Solomon welcomed the Asbo after the court decision.


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He said: "Asbos are all part of a process to address a person's behaviour.

"Part of the reason for getting the Asbo is not only to protect the public, but also to protect the person.

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"Frost is now going to have some sort of training and counselling, which will help him."

Prosecutor Gareth Davies told South East Suffolk Magistrates Court how Frost was seen staggering around at the junction of Tuddenham Road and Hervey Street.

Witnesses saw him shouting, swearing and making lewd remarks to two young ladies who were clearly uncomfortable.

Frost then carried on his abusive and rude behaviour after being arrested.

Mr Davies said Frost had a long history of such behaviour, which was especially marked over the last year.

Mr Solomon told the court of Frost's history. He revealed the alcoholic had been spotted twice in May last year masturbating in public.

Dino Baricella, mitigating, said he did not object to the imposition of the Asbo.

He asked that Frost be allowed to come into town with a responsible adult as this controlled his behaviour.

Magistrates agreed, but chairwoman of the bench, Bernie Stowe, warned him it could have serious consequences.

She said: "If you break any of these conditions, you can go to prison for five years. It is a very serious order that we are making."

Under the terms of the Asbo, Frost must not drink alcohol in a public place or go out in a public place under the influence of alcohol.

He cannot make lewd comments, cause harassment, alarm or distress, or expose himself in a public place.

Frost is also banned from entering the area of Ipswich bounded by Franciscan Way, College Street and Key Street to the South; Henley Road and Civic Drive to the West; Grimwade Street, Woodbridge Road, Brunswick Road and Tuddenham Road to the East; Lower Road and Church Lane to the north.

He can only enter these areas if he is attending employment, a pre-arranged appointment – such as a doctor's or dentist's appointment – or if he is accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

Frost is the first person in Ipswich to be hit by an Asbo in this way. All previous orders have been made in civil cases brought to address consistent misbehaviour.

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