Date published: 30th November 2017

Ian Donald Beech, 53, of no fixed abode has received a custodial sentence (28 November) for breaching an injunction obtained by North Norfolk District Council in May 2017.

Mr Beech received the custodial sentence of twelve weeks following an appearance at Norwich County Court.  The Judge found that there were three breaches of the injunction that banned him from being intoxicated, consuming alcohol in a public place other than in a licensed premises and using offensive, abusive, threatening or intimidating language in Cromer.  Mr Beech was sentenced to four weeks for each breach, to be served consecutively.

Cllr Annie Claussen-Reynolds, North Norfolk District Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: “The injunction was obtained by the Council to protect the public from repeated anti-social behaviour from Mr Beech.  His persistent intimidation of the public left the Court with no option but to give a custodial sentence in the interest of public safety and this indicates that anti-social behaviour in North Norfolk will not be tolerated.”

Cllr Hilary Cox, Ward Member for Cromer Town, said: “Anti-social behaviour is a bane on society. NNDC works hard to ensure that the environment is safe for everybody, which includes prosecuting those who abuse the rules.”

The Court extended the injunction, gained with support from Norfolk Police’s Operational Partnership Team and Cromer Police, until 19 September 2018.

Last updated: 30th November 2017