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

13:49 25 April 2014

Bevan Ash

Bevan Ash

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

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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.

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6 comments

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    darren porter

    Friday, April 25, 2014

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

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    G C

    Friday, April 25, 2014

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