Homeless man who was banned from Chesterfield town centre back behind bars

A persistent offender who was banned from entering Chesterfield town centre has been jailed after breaching the order.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 9:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 9:38 am

Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) revealed Paul Aaron Wells, 37, of no fixed abode, had been arrested for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order over the weekend.

SNT officers say he was later charged, found guilty of the offence and has now been sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment.

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Paul Aaron Wells.
Paul Aaron Wells.

Previous court appearances have described Wells’ life as a ‘revolving door’ due to homelessness and drug addiction.

Defence solicitor Paul McLeod told Chesterfield magistrates three years ago: “It’s really sad because it is like a revolving door. He goes to prison, comes out, gets breached and goes back again.

“He, himself, says he would rather be in prison than out because it is so hard on the outside.

“He’s become acclimatised to life in prison rather than living a normal life. He’s become a recidivist. It’s extremely sad.”

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