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Man to appear in court charged with begging

The Argus: Man to appear in court charged with begging Man to appear in court charged with begging

A man will appear in court charged with begging.

The 52-year-old man is due to appear in court over the offence outside Marks and Spencer in Terminus Road, Eastbourne.

Lyndon Roberts, of no fixed address, will appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on July 16.

His bail conditions prevent him from going into Terminus Road between Eastbourne railway station and

Pevensey Road. He is also not allowed to enter Langney Road between the junctions with Terminus Road and Cavendish Place.

Sergeant Julian Williams said: "We have had complaints from businesses and members of the public concerning street drinking and begging in the town centre in recent weeks.

"This sends out a clear message that this behaviour will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly. We have targeted individuals and this is one example.

"Extra police patrols will be focusing on street drinking and antisocial behaviour in the town centre and promenade to continue to target this problem."

Anyone with information about antisocial behaviour should call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

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6:54pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Caute3 says...

I see Sussex Police are wasting more tax payers money by targeting the disenchanted rather than carrying out any proper investigations. Hope the guy got a few decent meals down at the nick and a warm cell for the night... I'm surprised the police didn't tazer the fella - they like doing that sort of thing, down in Sussex, so I've heard.
I see Sussex Police are wasting more tax payers money by targeting the disenchanted rather than carrying out any proper investigations. Hope the guy got a few decent meals down at the nick and a warm cell for the night... I'm surprised the police didn't tazer the fella - they like doing that sort of thing, down in Sussex, so I've heard. Caute3
  • Score: -1

12:40am Wed 4 Jun 14

Frank28 says...

People being hungry is a tragic circumstance for our country.
People being hungry is a tragic circumstance for our country. Frank28
  • Score: 2

9:58am Wed 4 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

I would rather him begging for something he needs than greens sitting in the middle of roads disturbing everyone.
I would rather him begging for something he needs than greens sitting in the middle of roads disturbing everyone. NickBrt
  • Score: 1

10:20am Wed 4 Jun 14

Goldenwight says...

Although begging is illegal, it is virtually impossible to secure enough evidence for a conviction- and even if you DO get one, you are likely to have problems enforcing any form of penalty. Police are far more likely just to ask people to move on.

If the Police and CPS have taken the time to pursue this case, you can virtually take it as read that the man was being a pain in the backside over a lengthy period of time.
Although begging is illegal, it is virtually impossible to secure enough evidence for a conviction- and even if you DO get one, you are likely to have problems enforcing any form of penalty. Police are far more likely just to ask people to move on. If the Police and CPS have taken the time to pursue this case, you can virtually take it as read that the man was being a pain in the backside over a lengthy period of time. Goldenwight
  • Score: 1

12:35pm Wed 4 Jun 14

TheDrive says...

Good. I long for the day I can walk from Brighton station to my home without getting accosted by several beggars on the way.
Good. I long for the day I can walk from Brighton station to my home without getting accosted by several beggars on the way. TheDrive
  • Score: 2

1:43pm Wed 4 Jun 14

UglyAmerican says...

What next? Stocks? The Pillory?
What next? Stocks? The Pillory? UglyAmerican
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

NickBrt wrote:
I would rather him begging for something he needs than greens sitting in the middle of roads disturbing everyone.
Yep, we all need Special Brew.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: I would rather him begging for something he needs than greens sitting in the middle of roads disturbing everyone.[/p][/quote]Yep, we all need Special Brew. KarenT
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