A man who breached a court order prohibiting him from entering recycling centres in Cambridgeshire while they are closed has been jailed.
Kamil Mielncizk, 31, was found inside the Wisbech Recycling Centre on Thursday (11 May) by the local neighbourhood policing team who were carrying out routine patrols.
The team had been carrying out regular visits, alongside Fenland District Council’s homeless outreach team, following complaints from the local community about anti-social behaviour (ASB) relating to an illegal encampment at the back of the centre, as well as people breaking into the premises.
The camp was empty however officers spotted an insecurity in the fence to the recycling centre, where they found Mielncizk inside routing through a skip.
After being found on the site numerous times and stealing contents from the centre, Mielncizk was convicted of multiple thefts by finding and being found in enclosed premises in June last year, where he was made subject of a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
The order states he must:
- Engage with the Ferry Project in Wisbech to assist with his housing
- Not enter any recycling centre within Cambridgeshire while they are closed
- Not enter the area bordered by New Drove, New Bridge Lane, Boldness Road and Weasenham Lane in Wisbech
Mielncizk, of no fixed address, appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (13 May) where he was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison after admitting being found in enclosed premises, breaching a CBO – namely entering Wisbech Recycling Centre, and breaching a previously suspended prison sentence.
PC Justin Bielawski, from the Wisbech Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “There has been significant effort by the council’s homeless outreach workers to support Mielncizk however he has refused to accept the help offered.
“His behaviour has been having a significant impact on those living nearby, with lots of comings and goings from the camp, causing noise, disruption, and excessive litter.
“Once he is released from prison, we will continue to monitor him, along with the outreach team, and enforce the CBO for as long as it is in place.”
Anyone who sees Mielncizk breaching his CBO should report to police online or call 101.
Information and advice about anti-social behaviour can be found on the dedicated ASB page on the force website.
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