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CRASBO for man who fired catapult at swans in Bewdley
9:24am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
A 61-year-old man who fired a catapult at swans in Bewdley has been given a two-year Criminal Anti Social Behaviour Order (CRASBO).
The order bans Edmund Wade from further disorderly conduct and also excludes him from a defined area of Wolverley where he had been causing problems through his drunken and abusive behaviour.
Wade, of no fixed abode, had previously been served with an interim CRASBO on September 3 at Kidderminster Magistrates Court when he was fined £50 for each of three offences of disorderly conduct.
These related to an incident on August 8 when he made sexual gestures towards a Community Support Officer in Kidderminster's Horsefair and another on August 15 when he directed a tirade of abuse at two Wyre Forest District Council officials called to Springfield Park, Kidderminster, in response to complaints about his behaviour.
On August 26, Wade was arrested again after he was seen firing a catapult at swans from the bridge and riverside in Bewdley. Wade had admitted all the offences.
A full CRASBO was applied for and granted by magistrates on Monday (September 17) which prohibits him from causing anyone harassment alarm or distress by using foul, abusive or offensive language or gestures, using aggressive, racist, threatening or intimidating behaviour or gestures and using sexually explicit language or gestures towards anyone.
He is also prohibited from being drunk or disorderly in any public place, consuming alcohol or being in possession of an open vessel containing alcohol in any public place other than on licensed premises and from remaining on any property or premises if asked to leave by staff.
He is also banned from entering a defined area of Wolverley bordered by the B4189, Lowe Lane, Fairfield Lane and Franche Road.
In his application to the court PC Andy Wallace said West Mercia Police had received at least 30 calls about Wade's drunken and abusive behaviour over the past two years.
During that time he had been arrested five times for offences of assault, public order, criminal damage and being drunk and disorderly.
PC Wallace said that Wade had a nomadic lifestyle which included living in cars at various locations including Springfield Park and Wolverley.
.Commenting after the CRASBO had been granted PC Wallace said: It sends out a very strong message that anti social behaviour will not be tolerated by West Mercia Police.