Taunton man jailed

Thomas Crosbie a 41-year-old man from Taunton has been jailed for 25 weeks.

Crosbie was convicted of theft, assault and fraud by false representation at a hearing at Taunton Magistrates Court back on 30 October. Complaints had been made to the police about his behaviour in Taunton town centre. This included drug use, aggressive street begging, drinking, theft and anti-social behaviour.

So the following day an order was issued at Taunton Magistrates Court banning him from several shops as well parts of the town for two years. On 5 November he entered an area in Taunton (East Street) prohibited under that criminal behaviour order.

Due to his breaching the order, a number of suspended sentences have been activated. Once he is released that order will continue to remain in force until it expires on 31 October 2021.

Anti-social behaviour co-ordinator Cerwyn Pritchard assured the public that “we will continue to use anti-social behaviour legislation, as well as criminal powers, to ensure offenders not only answer for their criminal actions but are subject to on-going restrictions such as those imposed by the court,”




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