‘Prolific nuisance’ banned from Cotswold town as part of crackdown
A man described as a "prolific nuisance" has been banned from entering a town in the Cotswolds. Gloucestershire Police said Daniel Cook, 42, of no fixed abode, has been served with a 12-month interim civil injunction following a hearing at Cheltenham and Gloucester County Court on Thursday (May 25).
It follows a series of incidents in Winchcombe which police said have become a "considerable issue" for people in the town. The case was brought to court by Solace - a team consisting of police officers alongside Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucester City Council.
As part of the order, Cook has been forbidden from entering the town and shouting, swearing, using abusive language or making offensive gestures at anyone within the boundaries of Winchcombe. He has also been banned from "engaging in conduct which causes or is capable of causing harassment or alarm or distress to any person within the boundary of Winchcombe" and "using or threatening to use violence against anyone" in the town.
Inspector Grant White from the Tewkesbury Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Cook was causing considerable issues and upset for the residents, schools and businesses of Winchcombe with anti-social behaviour. This was causing fear in the local community and being raised as a community concern on a regular basis so I hope the injunction will stop his actions."
Anyone who sees Cook breaching the order has been told to call police on 101. Alternatively, people can also contact Solace on 01452 396396.
- ^ Gloucestershire Police (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
- ^ Cheltenham and Gloucester County Court (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
- ^ Winchcombe (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
- ^ Cheltenham Borough Council (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
- ^ Gloucester City Council (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
- ^ shouting, swearing, using abusive language or making offensive gestures (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
- ^ Drunken Gloucester man hit with anti-social behaviour order (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)