‘Intimidating’ beggar’s banned from Bedford town centre

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A woman has been banned from entering Bedford town centre for three years after repeatedly causing a nuisance in the town.

Vicky Threadwell, 33, of St John’s Street, Bedford, was served with a three-year 
Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) following a hearing at Luton Magistrates’ Court last Thursday (June 20).

The conditions include banning her from the town centre, with exception of any pre-arranged appointments, and not to associate with 
certain individuals.

PC Sharon Cummings, from the Bedford Community team, said: “Threadwell was known to cause nuisance 
in the area as a persistent 
beggar who could often be 
intimidating.

“We have worked hard with partners to progress this 
successful order to protect members of the public.

“We hope this order brings reassurance to the Bedford community, and shows our continuing commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour across the county.”

People can report 
anti-social behaviour through Bedfordshire Police’s online reporting centre https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report, or by calling 101.

In an emergency, always call 999.