Man fined for street drinking in Cannock town centre

A man has been fined after he breached his Community Protection Notice for street drinking in Cannock town centre.

Cannock town centre
Cannock town centre

Terence Reiley, 37, from Cannock, pleaded guilty to breaching his CPN earlier this month.

He was told to pay £135 court costs and fined £80 for the offence at Cannock Magistrates Court.

In order to clampdown on anti-social behaviour associated with persistent street drinking, Cannock Chase Council and Staffordshire Police issue CPNs under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Reiley was warned about his behaviour and was offered support, before being issued with a CPN in February 2019.

Councillor Alan Pearson, leader for crime and partnerships, said: "This conviction is the result of the great partnership working between the Council and Staffordshire Police. Both organisations have adopted a process whereby we can utilise the powers under the Anti- Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to tackle the problem of street drinkers in Cannock town centre, which are reported to us by the local community.

“We will continue to provide help and support to the vulnerable, but I hope these serious fines are a stark warning to others that we will not tolerate street drinking in our town centres.”

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