A HOMELESS man has appeared in court for abusing people in Hereford.

Joshua Newbury was aggressive and abusive to staff at Hereford Hospital, and less than two weeks later showed up intoxicated at drug and alcohol rehabilitation and became irate.

He also shouted abuse and threatened members of the public and police officers, calling one person an unprintable name.

Newbury, 31, was handed a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order.

The suspended sentence is for 24 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months. He must also attend rehabilitation treatment for alcohol, under the direction of Turning Point in Hereford.


He appeared before court in Kidderminster on March 22, where magistrates made no order for costs but said that the offences were very serious.

The criminal behaviour order he breached had been made by Worcester Magistrates’ Court in April 2022.

Newbury, who was represented at the hearing by Belinda Aris, is said to have no fixed abode.