39-year-old Penzance ‘bully’ handed two-year Criminal Behaviour Order

A ‘bully’ who assaulted West Cornwall Hospital staff has been handed a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) by Cornwall magistrates, banning him from Penzance’s pubs.


David Glyn Hughes, aged 38, was issued a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) at Cornwall Magistrates Court.


The order, made in partnership between Cornwall Council’s Anti Social Behaviour Team and Devon and Cornwall Police, prohibits Hughes from:


Being in Penzance while under the influence of alcohol;


Entering or attempting to enter West Cornwall Hospital while under the influence of Alcohol save in a medical emergency;


Engaging in or threatening to engage in conduct that causes or is capable of causing a nuisance, annoyance, alarm to person or persons which may cause them to fear for their safety;


Entering or attempting to enter any licensed premises named on the Penzance pub watch scheme .


Inspector Phillips, from Penzance St Ives & Hayle police, said:“David Hughes is a bully.


“I was appalled by his behaviour throughout the town but particularly at West Cornwall Hospital where caring professionals were assaulted and put in fear”.


“I welcome this ruling and thank those persons who provided us with evidence to secure it.”


Dorian Thomas, from Cornwall Council’s ASB Team, said Hughes had previously been given voluntary warnings and a Drink Banning Order to help him address his behaviour.


“However due to a further escalation in Hughes behaviour, there was no alternative but to apply for the Criminal Behaviour Order to protect the public in the community we live and tighten the boundaries for Hughes’ behaviour,” he said.


“It is unacceptable for violence such as this to be present in today’s society and we should do all we can to protect the public with in the communities we live”.


“The public must have the confidence and reassurance to report anti-social behaviour. By reporting this type of behaviour will assist in making our towns a more pleasant place to socialise and live.”

Story courtesy of The Cornishman www.cornishman.co.uk