Abergavenny man banned from town centre

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TRADERS in Abergavenny say an order banning a 28 year-old man from entering the town centre and from asking any members of the public for money or other valuables sends a clear message to potential offenders.

Jayce Ewers was given a three-year Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order by Newport magistrates on June 17, following an application by Gwent Police. The order will last until midnight on June 17, 2017, and if breached, a custodial sentence of up to five years can be imposed by the court upon conviction.

Fiona Bevan, owner of the Miserable Cow Coffee Bar, of Cibi Walk, said: “I am supportive of the order by Gwent Police because this sort of behaviour intimidates our shoppers and puts them off coming into Abergavenny which is becoming a thriving town.”

Town Mayor and Monmouthshire county councillor, Martin Hickman said: “Anti-social behaviour and begging is a persistent nuisance to shop keepers and the elderly who come into town to do their shopping so this will give them reassurance and peace of mind.”

“I am pleased something is being done and hope that Gwent Police can target others behaving in this way.”

Janis Davies, of Goodies Womenswear on Frogmore Street and Abergavenny Business Club secretary, said: “We are working very hard to encourage visitors to the town. they want to feel comfortable, safe and not intimidated.”

“We have had a couple of visitors who have made comments on anti-social behaviour.”

Abergavenny Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer, PC Mal John said: “Gwent Police made the application to offer protection to the residents, retailers and visitors to Abergavenny from his persistent anti-social behaviour and criminality. We are pleased that the court recognises his conduct has been intolerable and hope that the order will either lead Mr Ewers to curb his behaviour or that it will give officers the ability to robustly deal with any breaches.”

Mr Ewers cannot the town centre, High Street, Frogmore Street, Nevill Street, Lewis Lane, Flannel Street, Cross Street, St Mary’s Church and grounds, Market Street, King Street, Bus station, Aldi’s grounds, Waitrose grounds, and any public car parks from 8am-8pm, except to collect a chemists’ prescription.

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3:16pm Wed 16 Jul 14

taffygwent says...

Good, nip it in the bud
Good, nip it in the bud taffygwent
  • Score: 15

3:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

zondaman says...

And tesco I do belive. There's more they should be giving this too not just him
And tesco I do belive. There's more they should be giving this too not just him zondaman
  • Score: 13

8:35pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Jamie1991prosser says...

also the cbi walk
also the cbi walk Jamie1991prosser
  • Score: 7

10:05pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Me, Me, Me! says...

Nice sentiment 'murphxcore' but I doubt all the people whose cars he's broken into or people he's intimidated by following would feel the same as you...yes people can have problems but the way he's 'solving' them is not right.
Nice sentiment 'murphxcore' but I doubt all the people whose cars he's broken into or people he's intimidated by following would feel the same as you...yes people can have problems but the way he's 'solving' them is not right. Me, Me, Me!
  • Score: 9

10:40pm Wed 16 Jul 14

alez34556 says...

I have met this man several times when I finsih work, it is often very dark and on my walk I have only ever seen him in very well lit areas mainly on cross street. Never has this man followed me, insulted me or have I ever felt threatened by his presence, he sits outside the Premier at the bottom of the street asking people in a very nice manner if he can have their 20p change which makes no difference to them but a big difference to him, The public of Abergavenny should help this man not ban him from the town centre because people want to feel comfortable. Abergavenny is a very popular town for shoppers and Mr Ewers not being there will make no difference at all.
I have met this man several times when I finsih work, it is often very dark and on my walk I have only ever seen him in very well lit areas mainly on cross street. Never has this man followed me, insulted me or have I ever felt threatened by his presence, he sits outside the Premier at the bottom of the street asking people in a very nice manner if he can have their 20p change which makes no difference to them but a big difference to him, The public of Abergavenny should help this man not ban him from the town centre because people want to feel comfortable. Abergavenny is a very popular town for shoppers and Mr Ewers not being there will make no difference at all. alez34556
  • Score: 17

4:37pm Thu 17 Jul 14

GogExile says...

alez34556 wrote:
I have met this man several times when I finsih work, it is often very dark and on my walk I have only ever seen him in very well lit areas mainly on cross street. Never has this man followed me, insulted me or have I ever felt threatened by his presence, he sits outside the Premier at the bottom of the street asking people in a very nice manner if he can have their 20p change which makes no difference to them but a big difference to him, The public of Abergavenny should help this man not ban him from the town centre because people want to feel comfortable. Abergavenny is a very popular town for shoppers and Mr Ewers not being there will make no difference at all.
You're working on the assumption that he's begging to cover the cost of food, lodgings and clothing. If all of the 20p donations are put towards a bottle of cider or a wrap of something more nefarious then the only difference being made is facilitating substance dependency.
[quote][p][bold]alez34556[/bold] wrote: I have met this man several times when I finsih work, it is often very dark and on my walk I have only ever seen him in very well lit areas mainly on cross street. Never has this man followed me, insulted me or have I ever felt threatened by his presence, he sits outside the Premier at the bottom of the street asking people in a very nice manner if he can have their 20p change which makes no difference to them but a big difference to him, The public of Abergavenny should help this man not ban him from the town centre because people want to feel comfortable. Abergavenny is a very popular town for shoppers and Mr Ewers not being there will make no difference at all.[/p][/quote]You're working on the assumption that he's begging to cover the cost of food, lodgings and clothing. If all of the 20p donations are put towards a bottle of cider or a wrap of something more nefarious then the only difference being made is facilitating substance dependency. GogExile
  • Score: 3

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