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Man handed Criminal Behaviour Order

A Norwich man has been handed a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after persistently begging in a public place and a theft which happened last year.

36-year-old Ian Starkings of Pottergate in Norwich, appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 5 December 2017).

The court heard how Starkings had been seen to beg in a public place, falsely claiming he was in the military, on several occasions despite being warned about his conduct. He had also been found guilty of stealing handbags at a free Christmas lunch at the Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth last Christmas.

The provisions set out in the Criminal Behaviour Order state that Starkings must not:

  1. Not to beg or present to beg for money, cigarettes or any other item (by sign, word gesture or positioning yourself in a way that would suggest this) within the county of Norfolk
  2. Not to enter Great Yarmouth (defined on the revised map) between the hours of 9.30am - 4pm and 5pm to 9am.
  3. Not to be in possession of any sign which would suggest that you were in the military.

Starkings was also sentenced to 22 weeks behind bars.