Street preachers convicted At the end of February, a judge stated that quoting the words of the Bible should ‘be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter’. Mike Overd This came about during the trial of two street preachers – Mike Overd and Michael Stockwell – who were convicted of a public order offence in Bristol. The case against a third man was dismissed. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.