A man from Westcliff has been jailed for breaching a two-year criminal behaviour order that bans him from asking people for money.

Daniel Malyon, 42, unemployed, of Carlton Avenue, appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, November 7, charged with breaching the order and possession of cocaine.

Last month Southend police received a number of reports that a man matching Malyon’s description was asking for money.

The most recent incidents were reported on October 29 and 31 in the Prince Avenue, Henley Crescent and Kenilworth Gardens areas of Westcliff.

Officers received one report that he asked someone in his own street for cash because he was diabetic, ill and needed to get to the Benfleet area. 

They were quick to point out that he lived nearby and offered to call Malyon an ambulance, which he declined.

PC Ian Hopgood, of Southend CID, said: “Criminal behaviour orders are in place as a reminder to offenders like Malyon that we need to protect the community and there are consequences if they are breached.

“He must accept that his persistent requests for other peoples’ cash – no matter how big or small – are a nuisance, unnecessary, unwanted and illegal.

"Should there be any further breaches, he could face even longer prison sentences.

“If you see him asking for cash, please call Essex Police on 101 or report information by visiting www.essex.police.uk/do-it-online.”

On April 5, 2017, Malyon was given a criminal behaviour order that bans him from approaching people and requesting money regardless of circumstances, enter or be found at an address he is not the tenant, owner or family member of unless saving life and requesting casual employment from anyone.

Malyon was jailed for four weeks last April at Southend Magistrates' Court after admitting five counts of fraud by false representation for similar activities.

The court heard that on at least five occasions Malyon used the same sob story on kind-hearted people - most of whom were pensioners.

On Wednesday, Malyon was jailed for seven days and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.