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Man jailed after multiple incidents of anti-social behaviour in Sudbury town centre



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Christopher Banks, 58, of no fixed address, has been jailed for 10 weeks, for persistent anti-social behaviour offences in Sudbury, including begging, and using abusive and aggressive language towards members of the public. Picture supplied by Suffolk Police. (7502943)
Christopher Banks, 58, of no fixed address, has been jailed for 10 weeks, for persistent anti-social behaviour offences in Sudbury, including begging, and using abusive and aggressive language towards members of the public. Picture supplied by Suffolk Police. (7502943)

A man has sent to jail for persistent anti-social behaviour offences in Sudbury, including using abusive and aggressive language towards members of the public.

Christopher Banks, 58, of no fixed address, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on February 27.

He pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour with intent to cause fear, relating to an incident in Market Hill on February 24, where he was aggressive towards an elderly man.

He also admitted to failing to comply with a community protection notice issued on February 9, prohibiting him from begging for money in Sudbury and from acting in a way that causes alarm, harassment or distress, including using abusive language in a public place.

Having breached a suspended sentence order, Banks was subsequently given 10 weeks in jail.

Pc Ryan Butters, of the Sudbury Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Banks has been offered specialist support from the services available to him, but refuses to engage with them.

“His actions and his unreasonable behaviour have been prolific in Sudbury, and have affected local businesses, their staff and the public.

“We hope this reassures the community that we are taking action against individuals who persistently engage in anti-social behaviour.”