Persistent Boston street drinkers handed fines in court

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Three ‘persistent’ street drinkers in Boston have been dealt with by town magistrates on Monday, July 18.

Boston Borough Council prosecuted the two men and one woman for continuing to drink alcohol in a drink-control zone.

Rodger Brackner, 59, of 188 Wyberton Low Road, Boston, was fined £440 and ordered to pay a £44 victim surcharge and costs of £250.

He failed to attend and the case was found proved in his absence. The court was told he breached his Community Protection Notice (CPN) on one occasion.

Rebecca Bulman, 38, of 120 Carlton Road, Boston, faced five charges of breaching her CPN.

They were proved in her absence when she failed to attend. She was fined a total of £100 for breaches of the CPN and given a three-month DRR (Drug Rehabilitation Requirement) for the breach of the suspended sentence order.

She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £35 and costs of £125.

Keith Bisby, 65, of 26 Taverner Road, Boston, pleaded guilty to three charges of breaching a CPN and was fined a total of £120 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge.

He was told to undertake an initial assessment with Addaction and then undertake such work as required by them during a three-month period.

In April, Boston Borough Council was the first in the country to prosecute someone for persistently drinking alcohol in a drink-control zone.

The man admitted breaching a Community Protection Notice (CPN) issued after he continuously ignored warnings after drinking alcohol in the town’s Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) area.

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