|Chiswick Beggar Gets Five Year ASBO|
Stephen Geddes convicted of behaving in an offensive manner
A Chiswick resident has been handed a 5 year anti social behaviour order by Feltham Magistrates Court.
Stephen Geddes, aged 41, of Oxford Road North was given the order after he was convicted of behaving in a manner likely to cause harassment alarm and distress in an incident on Chiswick High Road.
Geddes, who has a number of previous convictions for similar offences, is now prohibited from certain areas of Chiswick - including Essex Place and the Health Centre in Dolman Road, behaving in a manner that is likely to cause distress to other people and some other prohibitions relating to drunkenness in public.
If Mr Geddes breaches his ASBO, he faces arrest and even a prison sentence. Details of the order have been circulated to business owners in the local area who had been affected by previous incidents involving Mr Geddes.
PS Ben Clark of Turnham Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team said "I am very pleased this order was granted because Mr Geddes has persistently behaved in an anti social and offensive manner in Chiswick - he has sworn and been aggressive to passers by, urinated on shop windows in broad daylight, been convicted of theft and has repeatedly failed to turn up at court. He was given plenty of opportunities to address his behaviour, but sadly he has declined to do so and as such we had little choice but to apply for this order. We will continue to work to deal with anti-social behaviour on the ward, and others who behave badly could well face the same consequences."
July 17, 2009