Injunction given to man in Gloucester following his repeated aggressive behaviour
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A man from Gloucester has received an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction following continued drunken and aggressive behaviour in the city.
Matthew Cainey, 51, was served with the injunction on Tuesday 21 November following a hearing at Gloucester and Cheltenham County Court.
The case was brought against Cainey by Solace, a joint team of officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary, Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucester City Council.
It followed reports that Cainey was regularly engaged in alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour, threats of violence and intimidation.
The order imposed by the courts forbids him from:
Engaging in conduct which causes or is capable of causing alarm or harassment or distress to any person within the city of Gloucester.
Entering or being in Southgate Street, Gloucester at any time.
Begging or sitting down in a public place with personal items around him within the City of Gloucester between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
Refusing to vacate any doorway when requested to do so by any police officer, PCSO, security officer, building owner or shop staff in the city of Gloucester.
The injunction will remain in place until 4pm on 21 November 2024 and breaches can be reported by calling the Solace team on 01452 396396.
Solace Street Aware Lead Officer Adam Stevens said “Despite efforts to engage and support Mr Cainey he has continued to be abusive, aggressive and offer threats of violence towards security officers in the city on a regular basis.
“We continue to work with our partners to offer help and support to those who want it, whilst sending out a clear message that those who continue to cause harm and refuse offers of assistance that they will be held accountable for their behaviours, which have a negative impact on our city."
Gloucester City Safe manager Steve Lindsay said “Matthew has become a real problem for retailers and visitors to our city for a number of years - his behaviour can be anything from shoplifting to becoming aggressive and abusive towards members of the public, especially in the Southgate Street area of the city.
"There have been a high number of complaints from City Safe members so this outcome is fully welcomed."
Gloucester Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Ash Gardner said: "This is another example of the ongoing partnership work in the city to tackle anti-social behaviour.”
"The granting of this injunction will send a clear message that the behaviour demonstrated by Cainey will not be tolerated."