Vagrant’s appeal fails

Aleksandras Liesys who is subject to an ASBO
Aleksandras Liesys who is subject to an ASBO

A drunk had an appeal against his anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) quashed after failing to attend the hearing.

Aleksandras Liesys (43) (pictured) of no fixed abode, was made the subject of the order at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court in November for three years.

The order banned him from:

- Entering Wisbech town centre between 8am and 8pm.

- Having an open container of alcohol in a public place in the area covered by the designated public places order (DPPO), unless in a licensed premises.

- Being drunk in any public place in the DPPO area.

- Swearing or making abusive or threatening comments or gestures in Wisbech.

- Entering or remaining in Norfolk Street, Norwich Street and the Lloyds TSB in North Brink.

If he breaches the two-year order he faces up to five years in prison.

On Friday, May 31, at Norwich Crown Court, Liesys attempted to have the order lifted but the appeal was heard in his absence and was dismissed by judges.

Sergeant Dave Bax said: “Liesys is a persistent offender and a nuisance to people living in the town.

“Despite the best efforts of a number of agencies he has chosen to be a drunken vagrant.

“We will continue to enforce this order and would ask for the community’s help by reporting any sightings to police by calling 101.”