Southport man handed 2 year ASBO following catalogue of railway
A Southport man, with a
catalogue of anti-social behaviour on the railway, has been banned
from the network in Merseyside, on 23 September 2013.
Philip Colebourne, 36, of Bath Street, was handed a 2 year
anti-social behaviour order when he appeared at Sefton Magistrates'
Court on Wednesday 11 September.
The court heard Colebourne had been at Southport rail station
shortly before 8pm on Sunday, 18 August 2013, and had tried to force
his way through the barriers and onto the platform without buying a
Witness stated Colebourne had been drinking, managed to gain access
to the platform and was then seen to walk onto the tracks and down
the railway line towards Meols Cop.
Rail staff notified British Transport Police who began a search of
the area for Colebourne.
Just after 8.40pm Colebourne arrived back at Southport station,
seemingly having travelled by train from Meols Cop.
A few days later, on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, Colebourne again
attended Southport station, was spotted by rail staff who alerted
BTP. Colebourne was subsequently reported for the incident on 18
Shortly after 4.30pm on Friday, 6 September 2013, Colebourne, who
had again been drinking, returned to Southport station and tried to
pass through the barriers without paying for a ticket.
He managed to sneak through behind a paying rail passenger, but was
seen by a member of rail staff who followed Colebourne and returned
him to the main concourse.
At this point Colebourne began extremely abusive and violent,
rapping the staff member's knuckles as he tried to hold the barriers
The abusive behaviour continued until BTP officers were called and
Colebourne was arrested.
At court he pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, common
assault and trespass and, as well as being given the anti-social
behaviour order, was handed a 12 week curfew and ordered to pay £50
compensation, £60 victim surcharge and £100 costs.
Sergeant Steve Lawman, of BTP's Southport Neighbourhood Policing
Unit, said:- "The anti-social behaviour order means Colebourne
is banned from all trains, stations and other railway property
within Merseyside which should give rail staff some respite from his
problematic behaviour. During the past year Colebourne has become a
nuisance on the railway and has received no fewer than 21
convictions for offences on the rail network since January 2012. He
has a history of being abusive and aggressive towards rail staff and
his behaviour has deteriorated rapidly during the past few months.
We do not apply for these orders lightly and only do so when the
level of problematic behaviour is such that there is no other avenue
to explore. Hopefully this order will not only give rail staff some
relief, but should, in tandem with the community order, also give
Colebourne an opportunity to address his behaviour."
money launderer jailed after decade on run
A man who spent a decade on
the run after absconding before he could be tried for money
laundering has been sentenced. Anthony Judge appeared on HM Revenue
and Customs' (HMRC) Most Wanted list in 2012, and was arrested after
returning to the UK on a false passport earlier this year.
He was living in Liverpool when he and 2 others were stopped at
Eurotunnel outbound controls in 2002. Customs officers searched
their vehicle and found Euros worth more than £360,000 concealed
inside a spare tyre in the boot. When analysed, the notes showed a
high level of heroin contamination. Judge and his companions were
arrested and later charged with money laundering offences.
Judge, now 40, was due to face trial in December 2003, but
absconded. On 4 July 2013, he flew into Heathrow using a false
passport and was arrested. He was jailed for 19 months at Canterbury
Crown Court on Monday, 23 September 2013, receiving 12 months for
money laundering and a 7 month sentence for absconding.
David Margree, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigation, HMRC,
said:- "Judge probably thought he had beaten the justice
system by absconding, but he was wrong. Vital intelligence is being
received every day on our Most Wanted individuals, and we are
working hard to track down each and every one of these fugitive
HMRC's Most Wanted list was 1st published last year. New information
on these individuals, plus the names of 10 more fugitives, was
issued in August 2013. Most Wanted images have been viewed over 3
million times by the public, helping HMRC to gather information
about the absconders. Three of these Most Wanted fugitives have been
successfully recaptured, including Judge.
Upon sentencing His Honour Judge James, said:- "As a young man
you became involved in couriering money for others. It is clear to
me that there was a connection to drugs and it seems to me you are
entitled to receive the same sentence as your co-defendants."
MOST WANTED -
MERSEYSIDE Police are
appealing for the public's help in tracing 3 men from Liverpool.
Kevin Weetman, 21, from
the Anfield area is wanted in connection with a burglary in
the Everton area in March. Weetman is described as being
white, 5ft 6 ins tall of a slim build with shaved ginger
hair and blue eyes.
Steven Janny, 24, from the
Kensington area is wanted on recall to prison for failing to
keep to his probation requirements. Janny is described as
being black, 6ft of a medium build with shaven black hair
and brown eyes.
Louis Doswell, 24, from
the Old Swan area is wanted in connection with an
investigation into the supply of Class A drugs. Doswell is
described as being white, 5ft 10 ins tall of a slim build
with shaven fair hair and blue eyes.
There is no known connection
between the 3 men.
Officers from the force who are
searching for these men would urge them or anyone who knows of their
whereabouts to call Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 4840 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 55 111.