Troublemaker becomes first to be given booze ban in Aylesbury

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A man has been banned from drinking or buying alcohol in Aylesbury town centre after consistently causing drink-related problems in the area.

James Bowyer, of Leach Road, Aylesbury, had already been banned by the town’s pub watch scheme and is the first person in the Vale to be given a Drink Banning Order.

The 22-year-old’s ban will run until February 13, 2015.

Aylesbury Pub Watch’s Terri Leaver said: “This man was causing constant problems at our members’ premises and incidents were reported at most of our meetings.

“We hope that this will send out a strong message, not only to Mr Bowyer, but to anyone else that might cause problems at licensed venues.

“We will act firmly and collectively against trouble makers.

“Our main aim is to ensure nights out in Aylesbury are safe and enjoyable for our customers and enable our staff to do their jobs without putting up with threatening or anti-social behaviour.”

Aylesbury Pub Watch members operate a ‘barred from one, barred from all’ policy, meaning if someone causes a problem at one location they are likely to be barred from all member premises.

Bowyer was banned by the pub watch scheme for causing ongoing problems at licensed premises.

When he continued to ignore the terms of his ban, the police, district council and pub watch applied to the courts for the order to be granted.

Insp Kelly Glister, of Aylesbury neighbourhood policing team, said: “I would like to thank PC Michael Griggs from the public safety team for his hard work in obtaining this order.

“The order sends out a message to all would-be trouble makers that they will be dealt with robustly.

“We continue to support local licensees, to ensure Aylesbury is a safe environment in which people can enjoy socialising.”