Five year criminal behaviour order issued to man from St Helens
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A 33-year-old man from St Helens has been issued with a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order that prevents him from entering any premises in Merseyside after his violent behaviour towards police officers and staff last November.
Billy Joe Walsh who is currently in prison for criminal damage offences for up to six months will be banned from entering any grounds of private property except with the permission of the owner, occupant, or tenant once he is released. This includes gardens, driveways, pathways, premises, sheds and other outdoor buildings in Merseyside.
Walsh is also banned from being drunk in a public place in Merseyside or from having any bottles, cans or containers holding alcohol and carrying a knife or bladed weapon including a pen knife in the county.
The order expires on 24th February 2027 and was issued to Walsh at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 25 February when he pleaded guilty to criminal damage and resisting and obstructing a Police Constable.
Stacey Pope, Community Policing Inspector in St Helens said: “Walsh’s drunken and drug fuelled actions could have left our officers and residents seriously injured and caused great damage to our community.
“We hope this order ensures the safety of our residents and officers once Walsh has been released from prison.
“The order is an extremely effective tool, and our successful application for the CBO against Walsh in this case shows our commitment to robustly deal with any offenders who have a negative impact on the community.
“Should Walsh breach the conditions of this order, he will be re- arrested, returned to court and jailed.”
Anyone with information about any incidents of criminal damage can speak to local officers or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.