Assaulting a police officer has landed a man in court – and with it a criminal behaviour order lasting two years.

Shane Boyns, of Toltuff Road, Penzance appeared before Cornwall Magistrates Court where he was handed the order that will now be in place until February 22, 2023.

The order places a number of conditions on the 32-year-old. Breaching any of these conditions is an arrestable offence punishable with a fine, six months imprisonment or both.

The conditions are that he must not:

  • Swear, shout, use offensive, abusive words, threatening language which causes or is likely to cause anyone nuisance, annoyance, alarm or may cause them to fear for their safety.
  • Be in possession of an open container of alcohol or consume alcohol in the areas covered by the towns Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) or areas where the public has access to in Penzance.
  • Refuse to surrender any open container of alcohol when requested to do so by any police officer, police community support officer or the Cornwall Council antisocial behaviour officer.
  • Be in Penzance town centre whilst in a state of drunkenness.
  • Enter High Street, Penzance other than to attend a pre-arranged appointment at St Petrocs Homeless Centre.
  • Enter Morrab Gardens, Bread Street, Causewayhead or the rear access lanes leading off Causewayhead in Penzance.
  • Congregate in a group of more than three people in Penzance town centre.
  • Remain on any commercial premises in Penzance if asked to leave a manager, member of staff or premises owner.

It is after Boyns pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker, PC Squibb, in Camborne on December 10 last year.

Magistrates also ordered him to complete drug dependency treatment as a non-resident for nine months, and take part in rehabilitation activities for up to a maximum of 15 days.

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £85, along with a £95 surcharge to fund victim services.