Man banned from Chesterfield town centre for five years

A 33-year-old man has been banned from entering Chesterfield town centre for five years.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 10:31 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:05 am
Paul Wells
Paul Wells

Paul Aaron Wells, of no fixed address, was handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for causing anti-social behaviour and committing crime in Chesterfield town centre.

He was given the five year court order by magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre on Wednesday, December 7 2016.

Mr Well is banned from entering the town centre unless he is attending a solicitors appointment or using homeless services.

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He was told he is could face a prison sentence if drinks alcohol or is drunk in a public place or "act or encourage others to act in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person in Derbyshire".

He has also been told he should not congregate in a public place in a group of two or more people in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress in the borough of Chesterfield".

Be drunk or consume alcohol in a public place.

Police can arrest Mr Wells if he is found breaching these conditions. He would be brought before the court and could be sent to prison.

PC Steve O’Callaghan of the Chesterfield Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Paul Wells is now suffering the consequences of the crimes he has committed and his own anti-social behaviour.

“If people cause harassment, alarm or distress, police officers can work with others to stop them, and make Chesterfield an even safer and happier place. By getting involved and having the courage to report anti-social behaviour, we can make sure individuals are accountable for their actions.”

PC O’Callaghan added: “A Criminal Behaviour Order can be issued by any criminal court against a person who has been convicted of an offence. It can be used to tackle the most persistently anti-social individuals who are also engaged in criminal activity.”

Anyone who witnesses Paul Wells breaching the conditions of the CBO can report it to Derbyshire police by calling 101, the non-emergency number, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.