Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Banned beggar Bevan Ash jailed for flouting his Asbo three times in three weeks

13:49 25 April 2014

Bevan Ash

Bevan Ash

Archant

An Ipswich beggar has been jailed after flouting his anti-social behaviour order three times within three weeks of receiving it.

Bevan Ash, of St Helen’s Street, was even arrested for being in breach of his Asbo while on his way to appear before Ipswich magistrates for two previous breaches of his order.

On that occasion the 44-year-old was around 100 metres from the court when a police officer saw him with two cans of lager. Ash is banned from being in possession of an unsealed container of alcohol in Ipswich town centre.

Instead of appearing in court he was arrested and taken to the police investigation centre at Martlesham.

Ash admitted three offences of breaching his Asbo, one of theft, and another of receiving stolen goods.

He was given his Asbo on March 7 after being caught begging in Dial Lane on December 7. In addition to the ban on alcohol it also prohibits Ash from begging.

The order lasts for two years.

However, four days after being given the order Ash was caught scrounging money in the town centre.

He then flouted the order again on March 23 when he was found in Upper Brook Street with a sports bottle containing beer.

On March 26 he was on his way to South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court when he was arrested again for his third breach. It occurred when he was seen sitting on the pavement in Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, near the Black Horse public house with two cans of lager.

In addition to breaking the terms of his Asbo Ash also stole evaporated milk worth £1.86 from Sainsbury’s in Ipswich on March 24.

In addition he pleaded guilty to receiving stolen clothing to the value of £180.50 belonging to Next on December 6.

Ash was given a total sentence of 14 days imprisonment for all the offences.

Earlier this month police in Ipswich said a supportive multi-agency campaign to rid the town of more than 20 street beggars was beginning to bear fruit.

Various organisations have teamed up to tackle the problem of people scrounging money from shoppers and workers in the town centre.

A total of 25 men and women, some of whom can make up to £100 a day, are known to beg regularly. The operation aims to find a long-term solution to the problem.

Enforcement through the courts is being seen as a last resort with the primary focus being on addressing the street beggars’ underlying issues such as alcohol and drugs.

6 comments

  • He should just get a job, like the rest of us.

    Report this comment

    smiles

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • I saw him drinking in Ipswich town centre on easter monday? This man always asks me for money, The man with the sleeping bag gets on my nerves aswell.

    Report this comment

    liam

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Just to point out its an offence for anyone to have an unsealed (open) container of alcohol in the street, whether or not they are actually drinking from it. The details of where he has been and what he has done is a little excessive in this article. I somewhat feel as though I have been tracking his every whereabouts. Its of great shame that since they began targeting street beggars in the town, it has actually got much worse. They say the economy is improving. Give it a year, there will actually be a "union" of Ipswich Street Beggars; or perhaps this man mistaken his ASBO for membership in the Anglia Street Beggar Organisation. Who knows.

    Report this comment

    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Where is your proof that some of the street beggars can receive £100 a day? Come on, let's see the evidence.

    Report this comment

    BigGeoff

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • I remember him he asked me for 20p for a cup of tea I gave him 40p at that price he get me a cup aswell lol

    Report this comment

    darren porter

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • How much as he cost the 'public purse' over the years - a complete waste of space!

    Report this comment

    G C

    Friday, April 25, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Police were called to the former A12 at Copdock.

Police were called after a car left the former A12 road at the bottom of Copdock Hill on Saturday morning.

Robert Kemp, 75, was walking along Melford Road in Newmarket when he collapsed. A lot of people, including bus drivers, stopped to help. But it was a young woman, named Jess Smith, who gave him CPR for 15 minutes before paramedics arrived. Robert pictured with friends and family.

A 75-year-old man from Stowmarket who was brought back to life after suffering a heart attack believes if he had collapsed anywhere else he may not be alive today.

A winning lottery ticket was bought in Colchester but the prize is yet to be claimed

The search is on for a mystery lottery ticket holder sitting on an unclaimed fortune somewhere in Colchester.

Jeremy Fournel at The Amber Shop in Southwold

Police are today hunting a pair of thieves who netted thousands of pounds worth of gems in a snatch-and-grab raid on a Suffolk jewellers.

Christchurch Land and Estates' proposed development of 560 homes, community centre, extra care/assisted living facility, play areas, village green, shops and employment centre off Gulpher Road,. Felixstowe.

A community leader has made an impassioned plea for a precious area of countryside where 560 homes could be built to be saved from the developers’ bulldozers.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 6: David Beckham during filming for an advert for the London 2012 Olympic bid on October 6, 2004 at the Love Is In The Air coffee shop in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Daryl Goodrich to talk about his life in film making at University of Suffolk

Corrie McKeague in his RAF uniform

Please get in touch and please come home is the message to missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague from his uncle, a week after he was last seen.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24