Drinkers get slapped with ASBOs

Drinkers get slapped with ASBOs

Shahid Nazir

jaroslav Hanko

First published in Gwent news South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

THREE Newport men were handed anti-social behaviour orders by a court.

The first of them, Roy Webb, 53, of Llanvair Road, will be bound by the ASBO until July 26 2016.

District judge Richard Williams read out the terms of the order, which prevents him from doing a number of activities such as urinating in public and causing harrassment, alarm or distress to any person or encouraging others to do so.

In a separate case, Shahid Nazir, 28, of Commercial Road, Pill and Jaroslav Hanko, 54, of Alexandra Road, Pill, were also given ASBOs at Abergavenny Magistrates Court, following incidents as part of a group of 'street drinkers'.

The court heard any breaches of the ASBOs could result in a prison term of up to five years.

Webb took to the witness box to give evidence about an incident with his colostomy bag.

Nicola Willis, prosecuting on behalf of Newport council, said it took place on April 26 in Newport city centre, when he dropped it and it emptied.

Webb agreed it did happen, but it would not again, as he has not needed a bag for several months thanks to an operation.

The court was told on July 17 he was seen drinking in the city centre and just over a week later was seen with another man who had poured white cider into two cups.

The ASBO prevents Webb from being in possession of alcohol in open bottles, cans, cups or containers in public but he is allowed to drink in pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Webb told district judge Richard Williams he was having help from Kaleidoscope to tackle his drinking.

"I wish you well," the judge said.

The court found Nazir and Hanko acted in an anti-social manner on dates and places listed in a statement by PC Paula Spence.

She said the group would drink from around 8am to the early hours of the morning on the streets of Pill, causing "significant fear and distress" and being "extremely intimidating" to residents and shopkeepers.

A survey completed by local people found nearly half were most afraid of walking past the street drinkers, as they would urinate in public, litter, shout and swear.

PC Spence said Newport City Homes spent more than £30,000 to improve lighting, put in cameras and clean up the area and Nazir had been given directions to leave the area 12 times in recent months.

Nazir and Hanko will be subject to their identical orders until August 16 2014.

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2:37pm Mon 20 Aug 12

rhinestine says...

Scum bags! birch would be a better option!
Scum bags! birch would be a better option! rhinestine
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3:09pm Mon 20 Aug 12

b3talover says...

rhinestine wrote:
Scum bags! birch would be a better option!
It's 2012...
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: Scum bags! birch would be a better option![/p][/quote]It's 2012... b3talover
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5:03pm Mon 20 Aug 12

rhinestine says...

b3talover wrote:
rhinestine wrote:
Scum bags! birch would be a better option!
It's 2012...
Yes, I am aware of that, all the more reason to bring back punishment considering the current state of affairs!

They have it in Muslim countries, why not here? As the vast numbers who reside here are Muslim, I guess they would not object..
[quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: Scum bags! birch would be a better option![/p][/quote]It's 2012...[/p][/quote]Yes, I am aware of that, all the more reason to bring back punishment considering the current state of affairs! They have it in Muslim countries, why not here? As the vast numbers who reside here are Muslim, I guess they would not object.. rhinestine
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5:35pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Limestonecowboy says...

New city, not just dog s**t but colostomy bags to clear from the street!
New city, not just dog s**t but colostomy bags to clear from the street! Limestonecowboy
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6:14pm Mon 20 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

rhinestine - That's your solution to everything isn't it? The so called birch. Laughable!
rhinestine - That's your solution to everything isn't it? The so called birch. Laughable! smokintheweed
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10:36pm Mon 20 Aug 12

chris227 says...

another reason to faze out incapacity benefit , why alcoholics get a benefits premium is way beyond me - cue comments about the most vulnerable members of our society, yawn
another reason to faze out incapacity benefit , why alcoholics get a benefits premium is way beyond me - cue comments about the most vulnerable members of our society, yawn chris227
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8:46am Tue 21 Aug 12

rhinestine says...

smokintheweed wrote:
rhinestine - That's your solution to everything isn't it? The so called birch. Laughable!
Yes it is, punishment, it will make the horrible gutter trash think twice then, shall I commit this crime, yes, why not, community service, easy! but if the punishment involved something that would hurt them...... well, they would not do it... would they!
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: rhinestine - That's your solution to everything isn't it? The so called birch. Laughable![/p][/quote]Yes it is, punishment, it will make the horrible gutter trash think twice then, shall I commit this crime, yes, why not, community service, easy! but if the punishment involved something that would hurt them...... well, they would not do it... would they! rhinestine
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12:37pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Michael Weedall says...

Smoketheweed I am sure he is a vicar or church pastor as he protects everyone and everything and does not agree with punishments worse than slap on the wrist. But I 100% agree with you Rhinestine.
Smoketheweed I am sure he is a vicar or church pastor as he protects everyone and everything and does not agree with punishments worse than slap on the wrist. But I 100% agree with you Rhinestine. Michael Weedall
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3:02pm Tue 21 Aug 12

ncfcr says...

It's sad to see Wolverine from X-Men reduced to this.

He had the world at his feet.

It just goes to show, you never know what's around the corner.
It's sad to see Wolverine from X-Men reduced to this. He had the world at his feet. It just goes to show, you never know what's around the corner. ncfcr
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3:32pm Tue 21 Aug 12

rhinestine says...

Michael Weedall wrote:
Smoketheweed I am sure he is a vicar or church pastor as he protects everyone and everything and does not agree with punishments worse than slap on the wrist. But I 100% agree with you Rhinestine.
Thank you Michael, harsh times calls for harsh measures in my book.

This kind on thing is never ending, society today is too forgiving for my liking!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Weedall[/bold] wrote: Smoketheweed I am sure he is a vicar or church pastor as he protects everyone and everything and does not agree with punishments worse than slap on the wrist. But I 100% agree with you Rhinestine.[/p][/quote]Thank you Michael, harsh times calls for harsh measures in my book. This kind on thing is never ending, society today is too forgiving for my liking! rhinestine
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