A serial offender assaulted Truro’s anti-social behaviour officer when he went to the aid of a woman the man was abusing and harassing on Lemon Quay.

Aron Walker, 52, whose address was given as The Escape Surf Lodge, Mount Wise, Newquay was given a three month electronically monitored curfew by Truro magistrates after pleading guilty to assaulting the officer Steve Lennon and abusing the woman on July 20 last year.

Walker was also given a 12-month community order as well as the three month curfew to stay at the surf lodge between 7pm and 7am daily until May 21 during which time he would be electronically tagged.

Magistrates added an extra month to the curfew due the nature of the offence against Mr Lennon. He was also ordered to complete any activity required of him of up to 25 days.

The sentence was also for a series of thefts from shops, including a charity shop, and threatening other members of the public.

The assault against Mr Lennon happened on Lemon Quay in Truro when he went to the aid of Pamela Holness who was being abused by Walker.

Walker pleaded guilty to harassing Pamela Holness by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour causing her distress.

Posting on the ASB Team Facebook page the day after the incident, Mr Lennon said: “Yesterday a male was arrested in the city for repeated Anti-Social Behaviour.

“This male had been offered support by the myself and Safer Cornwall partners and refuses to engage.

“I responded to requests from members of the public who had been abused by this male.

“I tried to engage with the male but was met with aggression and abuse.

“Assistance called from Truro, Perranporth and Tregony Police, D section response and the male was arrested.”

He added: “ASB will not be tolerated in Truro.”


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As well as these offences Walker also pleaded guilty to stealing milk, chocolate cookies, balsamic glaze, a beef roasting joint, a pack of tomatoes, cheese sandwich, white bread roll, reusable bag, 500ml beer and a white baguette to the value of £29.85, belonging to Sainsburys in Newquay on July 2 last year. He was ordered to repay the £29.85.

He also admitted that on June 19, 2023 he threatened and abused a man called Daniel Kimber in Truro leading him to believe violence would be used against him.

On the same day he stole dog food and a bike computer to the value of £29.95, belonging to Wilko Stores, Truro as well as clothes worth £35 from The British Heart Foundation charity shop in Truro.

He also threatened and abused Charlotte Jeffery in Truro on the same day last year leading her to believe he would be violent towards her.