The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted May 12th, 2014 in ASBOs, enforcement, housing, injunctions, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘This briefing note seeks to explain the main changes to anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBIs), anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs), possession claims relating to anti-social behaviour under the Housing Acts of 1985 and 1988, and related remedies brought in by Parts 1 to 6 of the Act1 as far as they concern local housing authorities (LHAs) and private registered providers (PRPs).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 8th April 2014

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From jail to jihad? The threat of prison radicalisation – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2014 in ASBOs, Islam, news, prisons, terrorism by sally

‘The head of the prison and probation service says there is a small but “significant risk” of Muslim prisoners becoming radicalised. Panorama spoke to one convict who was met by Islamic extremists when he was released from prison.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2014

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Article 8 – A chink in the landlord’s armour? A look at Southend on Sea BC v Armour – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted April 8th, 2014 in appeals, ASBOs, housing, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘Mr Armour lived with his 14 year old daughter in a flat owned by Southend under an introductory tenancy. Mr Armour was accused of anti-social behaviour, including verbally abusing neighbours and contractors, and turning on the electricity when contractors were working causing one to suffer an electric shock.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 13th March 2014

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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in ASBOs, courts, criminal justice, dogs, forced marriages, legislation, police, repossession by tracey

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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‘Chorley’s Angels’ gang leader who exploited elderly men with offers of sexual favours is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in ASBOs, burglary, conspiracy, elderly, gangs, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Rebecca Reeves, 34, was the head of a group of five women who targeted the elderly in the Lancashire town of Chorley.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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Muslim convert who agitated for sharia state in UK given groundbreaking asbo – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2014 in ASBOs, inciting religious hatred, news, terrorism by sally

‘A Muslim convert who targeted members of the public as part of a campaign for a sharia state in Britain has been given a groundbreaking asbo, police have said.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2014

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Thank the Lords! – Sovereign Chambers

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in ASBOs, bills, injunctions, news, nuisance, parliament by sally

‘If last Wednesday’s vote in the House of Lords was not a reminder as to why we need a second house to protect us then nothing will be. Many members of the public will not realise just how close this country came to fundamentally damaging the democratic society we live in and abandoning the principle of free speech, whilst simultaneously providing an unwieldy weapon against practically anybody for doing pretty much anything that another person does not like.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 15th January 2014

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Jail for man who wore Ku Klux Klan outfit and posed with lynched golliwog – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2014 in ASBOs, inciting racial hatred, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A university graduate who posted footage of himself online dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume hanging a life-sized golliwog doll has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2014

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Foreign drug dealer wins human rights case – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2014 in ASBOs, deportation, drug trafficking, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘A Jamaican man who commuted to London every day to sell crack on a council estate has used human rights laws to stop a deportation order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2014

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Naked Rambler jailed for 16 months for breaching asbo – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2014 in ASBOs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The so-called Naked Rambler has been jailed for 16 months after a jury took just two minutes to find him guilty of breaching an antisocial behaviour order designed to prevent him from appearing nude in public.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2014

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PM taskforce recommends new powers to tackle extremism – Home Office

Posted December 5th, 2013 in ASBOs, inciting religious hatred, internet, Islam, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘New measures to tackle extremism and radicalisation across the UK have been proposed by the Prime Minister’s Extremism Taskforce.’

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Home Office, 4th December 2013

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Theresa May to outline anti-extremism plans – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2013 in ASBOs, charities, consultations, incitement, internet, news, terrorism by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May is due to set out measures to tackle extremism after recommendations from a taskforce set up by the prime minister.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2013

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Council makes £1,500 payout after failure to tackle anti-social behaviour – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 20th, 2013 in ASBOs, compensation, complaints, housing, local government, news, ombudsmen, repossession by sally

“A city council has agreed to pay a resident £1,500 after a series of errors meant she was forced to suffer anti-social behaviour from a neighbour for more than two years.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th November 2013

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New Asbo plans are assault on basic freedom, says former DPP Lord Macdonald – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2013 in ASBOs, bills, demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, police by michael

“Plans to replace Asbos with wide ranging new orders clamping down on anything likely to cause ‘annoyance’ amount to ‘gross state  interference’ with basic freedoms, Lord Macdonald warns.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2013

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Prisoner becomes first inmate to be given a CRASBO – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2013 in ASBOs, domestic violence, harassment, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“A convicted prisoner, with a history of violence against women, has become the first person to be issued with a CRASBO while still in jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2013

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Pensioner handed jail sentence for selling crack cocaine – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2013 in ASBOs, drug offences, elderly, news, sentencing by sally

“A ‘flamboyantly’ dressed pensioner who would leave his sheltered housing to sell crack cocaine in Soho, London has been jailed.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2013

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New antisocial measures won’t work, says Government’s Victims’ Commissioner – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2013 in ASBOs, complaints, news, police, victims by sally

“The woman appointed by David Cameron to represent victims of crime, whose husband was killed by a gang of youths, has criticised two key aspects of the Government’s new antisocial behaviour reforms.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2013

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Rhyl mosque fire attack: ‘Racist’ John Parkin jailed – BBC News

“A former serviceman has been jailed for trying to set fire to a Denbighshire mosque after hearing about the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in London.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2013

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‘Naked rambler’ Stephen Gough jailed for breaching Asbo – The Independent

Posted June 19th, 2013 in ASBOs, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“The ‘naked rambler’ has been jailed for 11 months after being found guilty of breaching an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) banning him from being naked in public just minutes after it was imposed.”

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The Independent, 19th June 2013

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Birmingham City Council v James (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 23rd, 2013 in appeals, ASBOs, gangs, injunctions, law reports, local government, violence by sally

Birmingham City Council v James (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) [2013] EWCA Civ 552; [2013] WLR (D) 185

“If the conditions in section 34 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 were met then an injunction to prevent gang-related violence was appropriate. The court would not be required to ask itself whether an anti-social behaviour order under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 would have provided an adequate remedy.”

WLR Daily, 17th May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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