Man prohibited from entering Crawley town centre for two years
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A man who breached his Community Protection Notice for the fifth time has been issued a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order.
Officers were conducting a foot patrol in the centre of Crawley on Wednesday, 1 April, when they spotted 24-year-old Odiaka Ikpade.
Ikpade was issued with a Community Protection Notice (CPN) in November 2019 which prevents him from entering Crawley town centre.
Police approached Ikpade and he was arrested for breaching the CPN. While being arrested, Ikpade claimed to be infected with coronavirus and threatened to spit at the officers.
He was taken into police custody where he again threatened staff and spat over the floor of the police cell.
Ikpade of Dunheved Road West, Thornton Heath, was later charged with failing to comply with a community protection notice, criminal damage and three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker.
He was issued with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order preventing him from:
- Entering Crawley town centre, unless he has a pre-booked approved appointment.
- Entering County Oak retail park, including Acorns retail park.
- Entering any commercial/retail premises within the borough of Crawley when he has been banned from those premises.
- Remain on any commercial/retail premises within the borough of Crawley after being asked to leave.
Ikpade was also given a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement, 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days and a 12-week prison sentence which was suspended for 18-months.
Chief Inspector for Crawley, Shane Baker said: “I welcome the court’s decision to issue Ikpade with a CBO for two years. He has been causing issues within the community and showed complete disregard for the CPN already in place.
“I would ask members of the public to assist us in policing this order and if they see Ikpade in an area he is prohibited from to make contact with us immediately.”
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