Man assaulted in Tidworth

A man from Winchester has been jailed for 12 weeks after abusing members of the public in Winchester.

James Anthony aged 31, of Christchurch Road, Winchester appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Tuesday 22 January.

Mr Anthony pleaded guilty to two breaches of a Criminal Behaviour Order that had been imposed on him 3 years ago, 2016.

The order instructs that he is prohibited from acting aggressive or abusive in Winchester city centre.

Inspector Jon Turton said: “We hope that this sentence reassures residents and businesses that we will take action against those who commit such public order offences.

“Lloyd was well aware of the conditions of the Criminal Behaviour Order previously imposed on him, and chose to act in a way that distressed others.

“We work with our partners, including Winchester City Council and Winchester BID and their Ranger team, to make sure those who need help in the city centre are offered support.

“Winchester also has the Spare Change for Real Change campaign, in which members of the public are encouraged to give money via collection boxes to Winchester Churches Nightshelter and Trinity Winchester, to support those who are genuinely homeless.

“But we also know that public order offences such as the ones Lloyd committed can impact the local community, and we will look at all options open to us to bring those responsible to justice.”