A High Wycombe man who was caught repeatedly begging in Marlow despite being banned from the town has been fined.

David Kennedy, 44, was previously banned from entering Marlow town centre, but in March, April and May he was caught multiple times trying to get money from members of the public.

Appearing at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on July 5, Kennedy pleaded guilty to persistent begging on 41 occasions between March 3 and May 4.

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Kennedy also admitted to nine counts of being outside his place of living without reasonable excuse in a Tier 4 area while lockdown restrictions were still at their tightest in March.

According to court documents, Kennedy lives in supported accommodation in Station Close, High Wycombe.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to one count of failing to comply with a community protection notice.

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The court heard how Kennedy was in breach of the protection notice when he “continued to loiter” in Marlow High Street and when he used a written sign asking for money from the public.

In court, Kennedy was fined £200 and issued with a further two-year criminal behaviour order, banning him from entering Marlow.

He must also pay £34 costs to the court.

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