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Man jailed after threatening staff and passengers - Paignton

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An aggressive man, who verbally abused rail staff before turning on innocent members of the public at Paignton station, has been jailed.

Nicholas Curtiss, 55, was at the station on 11 July when he started threatening people and swearing at them. When officers arrived at the scene, he lashed out and physically assaulted them.

Curtiss, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), which prevents him from acting in an antisocial manner or face being sent to prison for up to three years. 

He was later charged with two public order offences, one count of assaulting a police officer and one count of being drunk and disorderly, which he fully admitted, and at Plymouth Magistrates' Court on 13 July he was sentenced to nine months in prison.
 
PC Gary Archer from BTP said: “Curtiss’ behaviour that day was totally unacceptable and people were left extremely intimidated by his actions. I would like to remind the public he remains on his CBO until June 2019.  On his release, should anyone see Curtiss acting aggressively, they should have the confidence to report these matters to police, knowing there will be real repercussions.”

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