Abusive street drinker banned from city centre

By Tim Clarke Thursday 10 January 2013 Updated: 10/01 16:24

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A STREET drinker who abused guests at the red carpet Worcester premiere of the latest James Bond film has been banned from the city centre.

Patrick Niblett, 72, from Birmingham, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Tuesday (January 8) where he was served with a Crasbo (Conviction-related Anti-Social Behaviour Order).

The two year order relates to a conviction he received for being drunk and disorderly on October 24 at the city's premiere screening of the Bond film Skyfall.

He abused dozens of guests at the glitzy fund-raiser for The Prince's Trust outside the Odeon cinema and threatened to attack an original Aston Martin DB4 Mk3, which featured in the film Goldfinger and was parked on Foregate Street for the event.

The Crasbo bans Niblett from entering Worcester city centre except for when he is travelling through the area on public transport or when attending a pre-arranged appointment with solicitors or the court.

The order covers all of the city centre from Commandery Road to Castle Street and from Tybridge Street to Shrub Hill Road.

He must also not behave in any way that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person or use foul, abusive, insulting or offensive language or gestures.

Niblett is also banned from being drunk and disorderly in any public place and from drinking alcohol in any place where it is prohibited by law.

Inspector Janet Heritage, local policing inspector for Worcester, said: "When he is sober, Patrick Niblett is well behaved, but when he drinks his behaviour is appalling and he was constantly coming into contact with the police.

"He uses abusive and foul language to members of the public simply going about their business as well the police and other members of the emergency services.

"Niblett had a previous Asbo that he was constantly breaching because of his bad behaviour, so with this latest order we have taken strong measures against him and he is basically banned from Worcester city centre in an attempt to protect members of the public."

"We hope this ban, and that he has been given accommodation in Birmingham, will give him a chance to mend his ways and that he will abide by his order. But, if anyone sees him in Worcester, they should let us know because he could well be breaching his order."

Anyone with concerns or information about Patrick Niblett breaching his Crasbo should contact West Mercia Police on 101.

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