…carrying out a persistent campaign of abuse against shoppers and traders.
A hearing at Colchester County Court heard the catalogue of abuse included spitting and swearing at shoppers, vandalising shops and indiscriminate assaults.
Rebekah Straughan, representing Colchester Council, said: “He has been identified by police as the number one public nuisance in the Colchester area and is a particular danger to women.
“The individual targets female members of the public, who are at risk of verbal abuse and random assaults.”And this isn’t a case where there’s any room for doubt:
Judge Stephen Holt was handed statements made by ten members of the public, two police officers and a CCTV operator detailing Warboys’s unruly behaviour.And how have they chosen to deal with this persistent nuisance?
Judge Holt said: “There’s a very clear picture of intimidation, harassment and abusive behaviour by Mr Warboys, especially to women.
“It is persistent and regrettably in keeping with his past behaviour in other parts of the country.”
Simple. They’ve banned him from Colchester Town Centre for life.
Tim Young, councillor responsible for community safety, said the order would give retailers and shoppers relief against “repeated and intense” nuisance.Only if they are in Colchester Town Centre.
Following the hearing, Insp Paul Butcher, of Colchester police, said the injunction was a significant step forward in the fight against antisocial behaviour in the town.Everywhere else? Meh. That’s their lookout….
He added: “This individual has been a threat, in particular to women, coming into the town centre and it now gives us the power to exclude him. The town is a safer and better place as a result.