Committal for Contempt of Court in open court in Bristol: Millward

Magistrates' courtCommittal for Contempt of Court

Claim no: H02BS319

Bristol Magistrates’ Court

15 July 2022


District Judge Wales


Bristol City Council


Alec John Millward

Statement pursuant to the Committal Practice Directions

In relation to the case of Bristol City Council v Alec John Millward claim no H02BS319 on 15 July 2022 at Bristol Magistrates Court, District Judge Wales committed Alec John Millward to prison for 36 days in respect of a suspended sentence and further sentenced Alec John Millward to a suspended custodial sentence of 4 days.

The basis of that sentence was that Mr Millward was found to have breached an order of the court dated 14 January 2022 made under the provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 in that he was found to be present in Queens Square, Bristol on the following occasions: 13 June 2022 at 1105, 13 June 2022 at 1420, 30 June 2022 at 1505, 1 July 2022 at 1105, 1 July 2022 at 1415, 5 July 2022 at 0840 and 5 July 2022 at 1345 and therefore in contempt of court.

Those breaches triggered a sentence of 36 days imposed by District Judge Brown on 10 June 2022 but suspended on terms (amongst others) that Mr Millward comply with the injunction, and Mr Millward was therefore committed to prison to serve that sentence. He will spend 18 days in prison.

In respect of the proven breaches, and in light of his history of disregard of the terms of the injunction, Mr Millward was sentenced to a further period of imprisonment of 28 days less 24 days credit for the 12 days spent on remand prior to this hearing, making a total sentence of 4 days, suspended upon condition that Mr Millward complies with the terms of the injunction upon his release.

District Judge Wales
Bristol Magistrates Court
15 July 2022