Three years public drinking ban for Lincolnshire man

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A Lincolnshire man has been banned from drinking alcohol in public areas across the the county for the next three years.

Stephen McDermott (53) from Market Rasen has been arrested and found guilty on twelve occasions for drunk and disorderly and public order offences in Lincoln and Market Rasen.

McDermott appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on February 25 and the court issued an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) for a period of three years.

Following consumption of alcohol, McDermott was known for becoming abusive and displaying threatening behaviour towards members of the public and police officers in both areas.

In order to prevent continual offending, the decision was made to collate evidence from local residents and police officers so an application could be made to the courts for an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Statements were obtained detailing how local residents were being distressed by his actions and the evidence was presented to the ASB specialist lawyer at the CPS.

It was agreed that an ASBO was necessary to protect the local residents from McDermott’s actions.

Under the conditions of the ASBO, McDermott must not:

  1. Be in a public place in Lincolnshire in possession of any container of alcohol on which the manufacturer’s seal has been broken.
  2. Be in a public place in Lincolnshire in the company of any other person who is in possession of any container of alcohol on which the manufacturer’s seal has been broken.
  3. Consume alcohol in a public place in Lincolnshire.
  4. Ask any member of the public to purchase alcohol for him or to give him alcohol.
  5. Be disorderly in any public place in Lincolnshire.
  6. Enter the Tesco store, Linwood Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3AW from which he has been banned by the manager.

PC 193 Paul Drummond is an Anti Social Behaviour Co-ordinator. He said: “We know the effect crime and anti social behaviour can have on a neighbourhood and often people are not aware of the action being taken by the police and other agencies against offenders.

“This ASBO offers us a real opportunity to resolve the issues and work with McDermott to move away from offending behaviour – but it will only work if it is very strictly policed.

“To do that we need the public to be aware of the ASBO and its conditions, and to report any offending behaviour to us as soon as possible via the 101 number.

“We hope this action, which is the culmination of a significant amount of work on the part of Lincolnshire Police and the CPS, demonstrates our commitment to tackling anti social behaviour in the area.”

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