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Beggar off.

Aggressive beggar Thomas Taws has been banned from the streets after waging a campaign of terror on traders and shoppers.

Staff at fast food shops and security staff at Newcastle's Eldon Square Eldon Square is a shopping centre in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. It was officially opened in 1977 by Queen Elizabeth II and is named after the original Eldon Square (now known as Old Eldon Square) which the shopping centre was built around.  regularly faced Taws' rants and harassment.

But now the 33-year-old vagrant VAGRANT. Generally by the word vagrant is understood a person who lives idly without any settled home; but this definition is much enlarged by some statutes, and it includes those who refuse to work, or go about begging. See 1 Wils. R. 331; 5 East, R. 339: 8 T. R. 26. , pictured, has been ordered to stay away from the city centre after he was given an Asbo by Gosforth magistrates.

Taws, of Hexham House, Walker, Newcastle, faces arrest and possible jail if he breaks the terms of his conditions.

Traders and shoppers today welcomed the Asbo placed on Taws.

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, 46, of Newcastle, said: "Beggars are getting a problem and it puts people off. We've had it before when they've harassed customers while you're serving them and we chase them off."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 11, 2007
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