Norwich woman banned from cafe for a year
PUBLISHED: 16:01 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:01 18 February 2019
A 30-year-old woman has been banned from a local cafe after being handed a community protection warning.
The CPW states she must not cause alarm, harassment or distress in Witard Road in Heartsease and also cannot visit or enter Cafe 33 in the same road.
It stems from an incident towards the end of last year when the woman burst into the cafe and verbally abused the owners.
Cafe 33 has been run by Bob and Lorraine Hines for the last five years, after they sold a stall on Norwich Market.
The woman has been a customer throughout that time, but the abuse she gave to the owners was enough to make them call the police, and the charity shop nearby to lock its doors.
Her partner had been in Cafe 33 at the time having breakfast and the woman had tried to call him out, the Hines said.
“She wouldn’t come into the cafe,” said Mr Hines, 68.
“There was a big argument outside between the two of them and we just said can you move it away from the cafe because it is nothing to do with us.
“She came back in and just started shouting calling us a load of two faced *****. I just went outside and called the police.”
Mrs Hines, 54, added: “The charity shop next door had to lock its doors and said they didn’t want any part of it.
“We had some elderly people in and probably about 16 customers at the time. Some couldn’t believe what was happening, some were in shock, and we had a pregnant woman in here.
“We barred her that day anyway so there is no chance she is coming back here. She has walked past a few times and looked through the window but she hasn’t said anything.
“She is just a little bit erratic.”
It wasn’t the first incident, as the same woman had been banned from the cafe some time previously.
“She was just a bit upset and she was ranting and raving,” added Mr Hines.
“We forgot it all and she has been right as rain since, until this.
“I think she knows she has done wrong.
“All we are concerned about is our little row of shops here. We just want a nice little community cafe.
“I just hope she has learned her lesson.”
The warning is valid for a year, and if any of the terms are breached the woman could be served with a community protection notice.