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Street drinker is banned from Worcester city centre
A WORCESTER street drinker who shouted abuse at people attending a world premier of James Bond Film, Skyfall, has been banned from entering the city centre.
Patrick Niblett, aged 72, stood outside the Odeon Cinema in Foregate Street on October 24 and abused the hundreds of film fans attending the black tie event.
The pensioner, currently of Allison Street, Birmingham, also threatened to attack an original Aston Martin DB4 MK3, which featured in the film Goldfinger and was parked outside the cinema for the event.
On Tuesday he was served with a conviction related anti-social behaviour order, known as a Crasbo, at Worcester Magistrates Court.
He is now banned from entering an area covering all of the city centre, from Commandery Road to Castle Street and from Tybridge Street to Shrub Hill Road, except when travelling through public transport or when attending a pre-arranged appointment with solicitors or court.
The order also stops Niblett doing anything to cause harassment, alarm or distress to people, using foul, abusive, insulting or offensive language or gestures, using aggressive, threatening or intimidating behaviour, being drunk and disorderly in public or a place, which the public have access to and consuming alcohol anywhere the consumption of alcohol is prohibited by law.
Inspector Janet Heritage, local policing inspector for Worcester, welcomed the order and 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.
"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 who sees Niblett breaching his Crasbo should contact West Mercia Police on 101.