A man whose ‘negative behaviour’ has blighted York businesses and residents has been banned from many homes and businesses.
Sean James Beard, 31, of Acomb, has served prison time for thefts and is now subject to a wide-ranging Criminal Behaviour Order.
It has been imposed to “protect the local community and prevent Beard from offending”, say police.
Under the terms of the order, imposed by York Magistrates’ Court on Monday (3 April), Beard cannot:
- touch or enter any unattended vehicle without the owner’s permission
- remain in any shop or commercial premises if asked to leave by staff
- enter any premises he has been barred from
- enter the areas highlighted on the attached map of Acomb, Woodthorpe and Holgate.
If he does not comply with these conditions, he is deemed as committing a criminal offence and can be sent back to prison.
York Outer Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Lee Pointon said: “Beard is well known to police and to both businesses and the local community in Acomb and we are well aware of the negative impact his behaviour has on them.
“I’d like to reassure the community that we will react swiftly to any breaches.
“Breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order is a serious offence, one you can be arrested and potentially sent to prison for.
“Public support for the effective enforcement of these orders is vital, so I’d appeal to the local community to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 if they become aware of, or suspect Beard has committed any breaches of these terms.”