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March 06 2012
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Forty-six-year-old Mark Cashmore was, at one time, a successful IT consultant with his own business and married with a daughter. However, following a series of difficulties which included breaking up with his wife and losing his job, he was arrested in Worcester late last year after a drunken altercation with the police.

In court, homeless Mr Cashmore was described as having a tendency to binge drink and was accused of biting a police officer by magistrates. He was fined and ordered to pay compensation to the officer concerned. An aborted reconciliation with his wife and daughter prior to Christmas was the reason given for Mr Cashmore’s behaviour and he has now applied to the Worcestershire Pathways to Recovery service for assistance.

Pathways to Recovery Service Manager Claire Walters said: “Pathways to Recovery is a substance misuse recovery programme for adults and young people who are experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol, or for those who are concerned about somebody else’s drug or alcohol use. Our programme provides a wide range of support; from advice and information through to medical and psychological treatment and access to residential rehabilitation. The service is confidential and treatment is tailored to meet individual needs.”

The Worcestershire Pathways to Recovery team, part of the CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives), can be contacted on 01905 721020.