ASBO for Worthing homeless man

Stuart Williams
Stuart Williams

A HOMELESS man who threatened to jump off various multi-storey car parks in Worthing has been given a two-year ASBO for committing 30 anti-social acts in less than a year.

Stuart Williams did not attend a court hearing on Tuesday, February 8, but Worthing magistrates still decided to impose the Anti Social Behaviour Order.

Police have since found Williams to serve him the order, which came into effect when he received it.

It was heard Williams, who has a history of alcohol and drug addiction, had committed 30 anti-social acts between June 27 last year and February 1 this year, including common assault, being drunk and disorderly, and covering himself in excrement from his own colostomy bag.

Caroline Perry, for Worthing Borough Council, said Williams had spent 14 weeks in prison since June 27 last year, and had been in custody in Lewes Prison on the morning of his hearing, for breaching his interim ASBO on February 1.

Chairman of the bench, Allen Green, imposed the ASBO, which bans Williams from entering any multi-storey car park and various areas in Worthing, including the promenade and Beach Parade, and from drinking alcohol in unlicensed public places.