Asbo prevents Vicars from being drunk in public
A 22-YEAR-old Mousehole man has been handed a three-year Asbo which forbids him from being drunk in any public place in Cornwall.
Ross James Vicars was issued with the order at West Cornwall Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Sergeant Flo Linscott, from the Penzance Neighbourhood Team, said: "Numerous interventions had been made to guide, support and rehabilitate Vicars but he failed to engage, leading to further acts of alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour."
Previous orders such as drink banning orders have been imposed but with limited success and due to a further escalation in Vicars' behaviour, it was decided there was no alternative but to apply for an Asbo to protect the public.
The application, which was made in partnership between Cornwall Council's Antisocial Behaviour Team and Devon and Cornwall Police, prohibits Vicars from being in a state of drunkenness and from being in possession of an open container of alcohol in any public area in Cornwall.
Dorian Thomas, from Cornwall Council's ASB team, added: "It is unacceptable to behave in such a manner while intoxicated and to be out of control.
"Members of the public need to be protected from such behaviour and must have the confidence and reassurance to report antisocial behaviour.
"By reporting this type of behaviour will assist in making our towns a more pleasant place to socialise and live."