TWO Herefordshire men have been handed criminal behaviour orders banning their nuisance behaviour.

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Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills, 39, appeared at Hereford magistrates court on April 28, where he was issued a three-year criminal behaviour order.

This order, which expires on April 28, 2025, requires him to leave any business premises immediately when requested to do so by the persons in charge

He is banned from calling any of the emergency services at any time, save when requiring immediate assessment, action or treatment, and must be civil and polite to the call taker, and is banned from acting in any manner that causes or likely to cause alarm, distress or harassment in any public place.

He is also prohibited from entering Eign Gate, All Saints Street, St Peters Close and the grounds and buildings of the Hereford County Hospital, and Stonebow Road in Hereford (exceptions apply).

A police spokesperson said Mills, who is of no fixed address, is a prolific offender who has persistently caused anti-social behaviour to the public and businesses in Hereford and other towns in the county.

"His behaviour when calling the emergency services or when in attendance at the hospital has been threatening and abusive with no regard to those who were trying to give him help," the spokesperson said.

"The behaviour of Mills has also had a significant impact on the ability of businesses and services to operate effectively. His conduct is normally due to the use of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse through excessive consumption.

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Joshua Newbury

Joshua Newbury, 30, appeared at Hereford magistrates court on April 20 where he was issued a three-year criminal behaviour order.

The order, which expired on April 20, 2025, bans him from acting in such a manner likely to cause alarm, distress or harassment to others in any public place.

He is also prohibited from remaining on any private property or other property when asked to leave by the person in charge at that time, and is banned from being in possession of an open vessel containing alcohol in Hereford city centre.

Police said Newbury has been a persistent problem across the city for a number of years and despite many attempts to change his behaviour he has continued to cause significant alarm and distress to many.

"His conduct is unacceptable and is normally caused through illegal drug use and excessive alcohol consumption," the spokesperson said.

"Newbury has acted with no regard to others."