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:
- 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
- Not to enter Great Yarmouth (defined on the revised map) between the hours of 9.30am - 4pm and 5pm to 9am.
- 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.