Asbo for Camberley beggar who made nuisance 999 calls

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By mattcollison | Thursday, October 04, 2012, 17:43

A BEGGAR who harassed passers-by and made nuisance calls to emergency services has been slapped with an asbo

David Rothwell, 35, "brought misery to the lives of residents and visitors" with his nuisance behaviour along Osnaburgh Hill, Camberley, police said.

Officers obtained a two year anti-social behaviour order against Mr Rothwell after they said he made "inappropriate" 999 calls and turned aggressive towards members of the public when he was refused money whilst begging.

Under the conditions of the asbo Mr Rothwell is prohibited from:

1) Behaving in a manner or inciting others to behave in a manner either verbally or physically that would cause alarm, harassment or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as himself.

2) Asking any member of the public for money, food, drink or cigarettes at any time in Surrey.

3) Calling 999 unless in a genuine emergency.

4) From entering a section of Osnaburgh Hill, Camberley, between the junctions with Frimley Road and Victoria Avenue.

Surrey Heath borough commander Martin Goodwin said: "We have received a number of reports of incidents of harassment and anti-social behaviour carried out by David Rothwell against residents and businesses in Camberley.

"He was given various warnings about his behaviour and the consequences if he continued to harass people in Camberley. Unfortunately for Mr Rothwell he didn't heed the warning."

The asbo is due to expire on  October 1 2014. Police said they will arrest Rothwell if he is seen breaking the asbo conditions.

Jo Grimshaw, of Surrey Police's offender management unit said: "I am pleased that we have the order in place which can confidently address any inappropriate behaviour by Mr Rothwell, which causes concern to Camberley residents."



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