Homeless man sentenced to 16 weeks in prison

Peter Swinbourne

Peter Swinbourne

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A HOMELESS man has been jailed for breaching an order preventing him from entering parts of Worcester.

Peter Swinbourne was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison on Monday, August 25 after he breached a Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order (CRASBO) by acting in a threatening and abusive manner in the Deansway area of Worcester.

The court heard the 42-year-old had also breached the order on Wednesday, August 20 and two days later by being within the area he was banned from entering and by making threats, acting aggressively and swearing.

Community Harm Co-Ordinator at West Mercia Police Jenny Willems said: “By proactively enforcing the CRASBO’s against Swinbourne, we have shown that his actions are not acceptable and have a negative impact on society.

“It is hoped that the time away will help him to reflect and look to turn his life around.”

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6:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Old Uncle says...

Homeless no more. What will 16 weeks in jail do for him besides give him a bed and three squares a day? He will get out sometime before Christmas and still be homeless. it would seem the man needs some psychiatric help to turn his life around. Is there any of that in prison?
Homeless no more. What will 16 weeks in jail do for him besides give him a bed and three squares a day? He will get out sometime before Christmas and still be homeless. it would seem the man needs some psychiatric help to turn his life around. Is there any of that in prison? Old Uncle
  • Score: 12

8:40pm Mon 1 Sep 14

PrivateSi says...

Looks like it's St. Pauls for Christmas Dinner.... Blame the old alky-hole - it's its fault.... NO, It's yours....
Looks like it's St. Pauls for Christmas Dinner.... Blame the old alky-hole - it's its fault.... NO, It's yours.... PrivateSi
  • Score: -5

8:51pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Europeanist64 says...

I knew Peter from his time visiting the Maggs Centre in Deansway, he needs HELP, not being criminalised and locked up. He had difficult days, but mostly, I found him sociable and considerate. It is very easy for those of us with jobs, nice homes and supportive families to judge people like Peter. I hope he can get help.

Our government and society seem to have abandoned those in need and with problems because the "market" doesn't want them.

You can measure the morality of a society by how the highest treat the lowest. Before some of those who write here call me a "do-gooder," they should ask themselves what is wrong in doing good?
I knew Peter from his time visiting the Maggs Centre in Deansway, he needs HELP, not being criminalised and locked up. He had difficult days, but mostly, I found him sociable and considerate. It is very easy for those of us with jobs, nice homes and supportive families to judge people like Peter. I hope he can get help. Our government and society seem to have abandoned those in need and with problems because the "market" doesn't want them. You can measure the morality of a society by how the highest treat the lowest. Before some of those who write here call me a "do-gooder," they should ask themselves what is wrong in doing good? Europeanist64
  • Score: 25

9:01pm Mon 1 Sep 14

DarrenM says...

Community Harm Co-Ordinator ? - They've finally admitted it and actually appointed someone who's job is to co-ordinate harm to the community. Was step one closing all the police station front counters?
Community Harm Co-Ordinator ? - They've finally admitted it and actually appointed someone who's job is to co-ordinate harm to the community. Was step one closing all the police station front counters? DarrenM
  • Score: 0

12:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

PrivateSi says...

Europeanist64:: You bleeding heart lefties not only run this rag but have let so many alkies like Pete wallow in their own addiction for so long... Yes, Spider's / Steve's death due to alcoholism was tragic due to not enough support from the state despite his mates trying MANY tactics to get him to stop BUT A GOOD SPELL IN PRISON may WELL SAVE PETE'S LIFE....... We're fed up with the EUROPEAN BLOAT going towards pen-pushers and dodgy back-to-work schemes instead of REAL HELP for those with MAJOR PROBLEMS......
Europeanist64:: You bleeding heart lefties not only run this rag but have let so many alkies like Pete wallow in their own addiction for so long... Yes, Spider's / Steve's death due to alcoholism was tragic due to not enough support from the state despite his mates trying MANY tactics to get him to stop BUT A GOOD SPELL IN PRISON may WELL SAVE PETE'S LIFE....... We're fed up with the EUROPEAN BLOAT going towards pen-pushers and dodgy back-to-work schemes instead of REAL HELP for those with MAJOR PROBLEMS...... PrivateSi
  • Score: -3

2:47pm Tue 2 Sep 14

PrivateSi says...

Old Uncle:: There's more psychiatric help for addicts like Pete in prison than ON THE STREETS....... And alcohol is hard to get hold of.
Old Uncle:: There's more psychiatric help for addicts like Pete in prison than ON THE STREETS....... And alcohol is hard to get hold of. PrivateSi
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Europeanist64 says...

PrivateSi, my heart doesn't bleed and I'm not a leftie. Just because someone has a different turn on compassion, doesn't make them a "bleeding heart leftie".

Prison is a very damaging experience for anyone and those around them. Pete's life has been on a downward spiral for a long time.

There are a lot of damaged people in society and I just happen to feel that we shouldn't abandon them.
PrivateSi, my heart doesn't bleed and I'm not a leftie. Just because someone has a different turn on compassion, doesn't make them a "bleeding heart leftie". Prison is a very damaging experience for anyone and those around them. Pete's life has been on a downward spiral for a long time. There are a lot of damaged people in society and I just happen to feel that we shouldn't abandon them. Europeanist64
  • Score: 4

9:45pm Tue 2 Sep 14

PrivateSi says...

I tend to agree, Euro, but Newtown's full and we can't build another facility in time for Pete... He's quite an intelligent guy who seems like an Obssesive / Compulsive due to his alcoholism... Haven't seen him for ages - couldn't handle the screwed up people in Worcester anymore, just got too heavy listening to them - their personalities infect you after a while... And I got majorly attacked by one of them... Some are genuinely nasty - Pete wasn't (but he does have an 'EVIL' side)... I ABANDONED THEM....
I tend to agree, Euro, but Newtown's full and we can't build another facility in time for Pete... He's quite an intelligent guy who seems like an Obssesive / Compulsive due to his alcoholism... Haven't seen him for ages - couldn't handle the screwed up people in Worcester anymore, just got too heavy listening to them - their personalities infect you after a while... And I got majorly attacked by one of them... Some are genuinely nasty - Pete wasn't (but he does have an 'EVIL' side)... I ABANDONED THEM.... PrivateSi
  • Score: -1
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