Weymouth man issued with Criminal Behaviour Order

A Weymouth man has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order banning him from the seafront for five years.

Nigel Treadwell, 37, was issued with the order by Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on 2 October 2015.

He was convicted at the same court on 2 September 2015 for breaching a section 35 dispersal notice. He had been reported to police by a member of the public for urinating against the doorway of a hotel on The Esplanade on 14 August 2015. Police issued the notice, but he was then found trying to provoke a fight in the town centre later that evening.

The order is in place for five years and states that Nigel Treadwell must not:

  • Act or incite others to behave in an anti-social manner, that is to say a manner that causes harassment, alarm or distress to any person in Dorset
  • Use or incite others to use threatening, intimidating, insulting or abusive words or behaviour in any place to which the public has access in Dorset
  • Enter the area of The Esplanade, Weymouth from the Pier Bandstand to the Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth Train Station, King Street, Gloucester Street, Gloucester Mews, Park Street and Ranelagh Road
  • Consume alcohol in any public place other than licensed premises

Dorset Police worked with the Community Safety Team at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council to bring the application to the court.

Police Sergeant Andy Jenkins, of Weymouth police, said: “Mr Treadwell has a long history of anti-social behaviour in Weymouth and is well-known in the town for his manner and persistent street drinking.

“This order will give police more powers to deal with Mr Treadwell and ensure the town centre remains a safe and pleasant place to visit for residents and visitors.

“I hope this also sends out a message that we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and we will actively work with our partners to bring offenders to justice.”

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Community Safety Briefholder, Cllr Francis Drake, said: “Our Community Safety and Beach Control teams have been working in partnership with Dorset Police and drug and alcohol support workers to tackle the issue of street drinkers congregating on Weymouth Seafront. We have been working together with the street drinkers to address their addictions and also helping protect the public. As a result this is the third Criminal Behaviour Order awarded by the courts.

“The borough council continues to work with Dorset Police wherever they can to help fight crime in the area.”

Issued: 16 October 2015

Nigel Treadwell
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