Whittlesey man jailed after breaching order prohibiting him from drinking in public after threatening behaviour in Peterborough

Mark Barnes, from Whittlesey, breaches order prohibiting him from drinking in public.

Mark Barnes, from Whittlesey, breaches order prohibiting him from drinking in public.


A man from Whittlesey who was banned from being drunk in a public place after leaving residents “in fear and frightened for their own safety” has been sentenced to 10 weeks in prison after breaching an order.

Mark Barnes, of no fixed abode, was issued with a criminal behaviour order (CBO) in 2016 after six months of alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

The incidents took place in the area of Falcon Lane, Whittlesey, which left residents in fear of him and frightened for their own safety.

The 45-year-old was ordered not to enter Whittlesey town centre or Falcon Lane, Whittlesey and not to have an open vessel of alcohol in a public place or be drunk in a public place.

However, Barnes was back before the courts on Tuesday (October 30) for breaching the order.

Cambridge Magistrates’ Court heard how, at 1.50pm on October 29 this year, Barnes was seen to be drunk outside Domino’s Pizza, in Bridge Street, Peterborough.

He was spotted shouting, swearing and being threatening to members of the public.

CCTV from Peterborough City Council CCTV captured him holding an open alcohol container.

An officer arrived on scene and noticed that Barnes was very drunk and was slurring his words. He also kept rolling onto his back and was struggling to sit up.

Barnes could not stand up without help, and was consequently arrested for breaching his CBO.

At the same court on Tuesday, Barnes pleaded guilty to breaching the order imposed on him and was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison.

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