53-year-old man jailed for 12 weeks for being drunk and using intimidating language in Cromer
PUBLISHED: 12:09 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:08 30 November 2017
Archant Norfolk 2014
A 53-year-old man was jailed for 12 weeks for breaching an injunction not to be intoxicated or consume alcohol in Cromer.
Ian Donald Beech, of no fixed abode, breached an injunction obtained by North Norfolk District Council in May.
Beech received the jail sentence following an appearance at Norwich County Court.
The judge found there were three breaches of the injunction that banned him from being intoxicated, consuming alcohol in a public place other than in a licensed premises, and using offensive, abusive, threatening or intimidating language in Cromer.
Beech was sentenced to four weeks for each breach, to be served consecutively.
The court on Tuesday, November 28 extended the injunction, gained with support from Norfolk police’s operational partnership team and Cromer police, until September 19, 2018.
The first breach was on Wednesday, May 31 when Beech was found drunk and incapable in the churchyard in Holt Road.
On Sunday, June 11 he was reported to be on the Promenade, spitting on the floor and shouting at members of the public.
And the third breach happened on Thursday, July 20 when Beech was drunk, swearing at a business owner and found in possession of a bottle of vodka in New Street.
Annie Claussen-Reynolds, North Norfolk District Council cabinet member for environmental services, said: “The injunction was obtained by the council to protect the public from repeated anti-social behaviour from Mr Beech.
“His persistent intimidation of the public left the court with no option but to give a custodial sentence in the interest of public safety and this indicates that anti-social behaviour in North Norfolk will not be tolerated.”
Hilary Cox, ward member for Cromer Town, said: “Anti-social behaviour is a bane on society. NNDC works hard to ensure that the environment is safe for everybody, which includes prosecuting those who abuse the rules.”