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Cornish man sentenced to 60 days in prison for breaching CBO after tirade against ‘Muslims’

Cornish man sentenced to 60 days in prison for breaching CBO after tirade against ‘Muslims’

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Monday January 30 2017

News website, Cornwall Live, reports on a “foul-mouthed drunk” who has been returned to prison after launching “mindless tirades” at workers on an industrial estate in Truro.

David Bellman, 45, a homeless man who is subject to a criminal behaviour order (CBO) which prevents him from swearing and being drunk in public, subjected workers at the Newham Industrial Estate to offensive and racial slurs in a rant about “the Queen” and “Muslims” while also swearing to himself as people attempted to make their way to work in the early morning on Wednesday 25 January. 

Bellman was arrested and charged with a racially aggravated offence and breaching his CBO after Truro Police received a call from a member of the public. He was sent to prison for 60 days at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, 26 January. 

Sergeant Marc Sayers of Truro Police said Bellman’s behaviour was “very intimidating”, with workers having to find alternative routes into work to avoid being subjected to his bad behaviour.

It is the sixth time Bellman has breached the CBO since being handed the order in July 2016.

Bellman, who has been dubbed “Britain’s Sweariest Man,” was handed the CBO after subjecting railway staff and passengers to a “tirade of abuse” at Par railway station on July 7 last year. Bellman, who uttered “racist and homophobic abuse” was handed the three-year CBO which prohibits him from being “found in a state of drunkenness in any public space or place the public has access to or be found in possession of an open container of alcohol in the city centre. He must not use swear words, make threats, use physical gestures, use visual representation, cause nuisance or obstruction that would cause any person offence, intimidation or distress directly or indirectly within the UK.”

The most recent breach of the criminal behaviour order occurred earlier this month, on January 8, when Bellman was found outside Natwest Bank on St Nicholas Street in Truro. He was subsequently jailed for 20 days. His jail sentence last week comes just a week after his release from serving the 20 day prison sentence.

Inspector Milburn of Truro police said: “It seems that Mr Bellman is unable to keep a civil tongue and has therefore been jailed for 60 days for his foul behaviour. I’m pleased that this swift action means that they community will not continue to be subjected to his mindless tirades.”


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