Committal for contempt of Court in Open Court in the County Court sitting at Bristol: O’Shaughnessy

|Contempt of Court

In the County Court
Sitting at Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre

Case number: C01BS117

On the 23 September 2016 this court committed the defendant Ian O’Shaughnessy to prison in relation to an order dated 27 May 2016 which provided that the defendant is forbidden from:

  1. entering the area bordered red on the map attached to the order marked “Map 1”
  2. sitting, loitering or approaching any person for the purposes of begging anywhere in the City of Bristol. The boundaries of Bristol are shown on the map attached to the order marked “Map 2”.

The defendant admitted that he had breached that order by

  • begging outside One Stop shop in Queen Charlotte Street on 3 July 2016
  • begging outside Sainsbury’s in Penn Street on 3 July 2016
  • begging outside Sainsbury’s in Penn Street on 4 July 2016
  • begging outside Sainsbury’s in Penn Street on 5 July 2016
  • begging outside H&M In Union Street on 13 July 2016
  • begging outside One Stop shop in Queen Charlotte Street on 14 July 2016
  • begging outside Wilkinson’s in Union Street at 17:50 hours on 6 August 2016
  • begging outside H&M in Union Street at 18:10 hours on 6 August 2016

The court imposed a sentence of 6 weeks in custody for each breach to run concurrently.

Accordingly it was ordered that Ian O’Shaughnessy be committed for contempt to prison for a total period of 6 weeks. The order is suspended until 23:59 hours on 26 May 2017 and will not be put into force if during that time Ian O’Shaughnessy complies with the injunction order made on 27th of May 2016.

District Judge Rowe
23 September 2016