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Friday, February 22, 2013

Police hand out three anti-social orders

Police in Llangollen have recently handed out Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Orders to three people in the town.

The details were given to members of Llangollen Town Council at their meeting on Tuesday evening by Sergeant Paul Hughes of the neighbourhood policing team.
Giving one of his regular updates on policing activity in the area, he explained how the orders – known as CRASBOs – differed from Anti-Social Behaviour Orders in that breaching one was a criminal offence.
For a breach, the maximum penalty is five years imprisonment for an adult or a two year Detention and Training Order for juveniles, 12 months of which is custodial.
Sgt Hughes said that over the past few months, his team had handed out three CRASBOs after much hard work to compile a case against the recipients.
The first, he said, had gone to a male from the Plas Madoc area who had been coming to Llangollen for around 12 months and had been the subject of numerous complaints of anti-social behaviour. mainly related to alcohol.
Sgt Hughes said he had been causing a particular problem for elderly residents in the Hill Street area.
He added: “We obtained the order against him two weeks ago and he is not allowed to enter any of the 30mph zones around the town.

“The order lasts for two years and if it is breached there will be a custodial sentence.”
Sgt Hughes said the other two CRASBOs had gone to a male and a female who had been associating with the other male recipient.

He added: “They were causing untold trouble – anti-social behaviour and drink related - and the order means that for the next two years they are not to go within 50 yards of Hill Street.”  

Welcoming the action, the mayor, Cllr Jon Haddy, said: “The problem with ASBOs is that there was no penalty if they were breached."

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