Leader urges police to use Vagrancy Act 1824 ahead of Royal Wedding – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 8th, 2018 in ASBOs, local government, news, police, royal family, vagrancy by sally

‘The Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has written to the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley calling for the use of The Vagrancy Act 1824 or the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 in tackling anti-social behaviour including aggressive begging and intimidation ahead of the Royal Wedding in May this year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New guidance on the use of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 – UK Police Law Blog

Posted January 4th, 2018 in ASBOs, local government, news, nuisance, police by sally

‘Revised Guidance has been published on 24 December 2017. The Home Office website states:

New guidance on the use of anti-social behaviour powers will help police and councils continue to take appropriate action against nuisance behaviours while ensuring the most vulnerable, including the homeless, are not disproportionately targeted.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 27th December 2017

Source: ukpolicelawblog.com

Rochdale Council drops town centre swearing ban – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2017 in ASBOs, enforcement, local government, news, obscenity by sally

‘A plan to ban swearing in a town centre has been scrapped after police said it was “unenforceable”.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Minister to review law on illegal Gypsy and traveller sites – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2017 in ASBOs, gipsies, news, parliament, planning by sally

‘The government is to review the effectiveness of laws designed to tackle illegal encampments set up by travellers and Gypsies.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Councils to be banned by ministers from using bin fines as means to generate income – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2017 in ASBOs, fines, local government, news, waste by sally

‘Councils are to be banned from using bin fines “as a means to generate income” after it emerged that families are risking large penalties and criminal records if they put out overflowing bins.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

LGA issues guidance on introducing Public Space Protection Orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 20th, 2017 in ASBOs, local government, news by sally

‘The Local Government Association has issued guidance on the issues local areas should consider where they are contemplating introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th June 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judge alarmed about lack of lawyer as he jails woman for begging – The Guardian

‘A judge who sentenced a “fragile and vulnerable” woman to five-and-a-half months in jail for begging has expressed alarm that no lawyer could be found to represent her because of problems over legal aid.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Swearing judge launches four-letter response after being abused by racist defendant in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 11th, 2016 in ASBOs, judges, news, racism by tracey

‘A judge launched an expletive-laden response when a racist thug hurled abuse at her in court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ancient grazing rights threatened as controversial baaaaaaad behaviour orders used to criminalise sheep – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2016 in animals, ASBOs, commons, crime, fines, local government, news by Mark L

‘it is one of the most ancient surviving commoners’ rights in England, thought to date at least to the Norman conquest if not before. But the custom of allowing sheep to roam freely in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire is set to be criminalised in one village, in the latest manifestation of controversial new antisocial behaviour laws nicknamed the “busybodies’ charter”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court of Appeal cuts sentence for breach of anti-social behaviour injunction – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 30th, 2016 in appeals, ASBOs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that the sentence imposed on a defendant for breaching the terms of an anti-social behaviour injunction, was manifestly excessive.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th June 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court upholds 5-year ASBO preventing harassment of local authority employees – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 12th, 2016 in ASBOs, harassment, local government, news, standard of proof by sally

‘The Administrative Court has upheld an anti-social behaviour order prohibiting a man from engaging in any behavior likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any of a local authority’s employees for five years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th February 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Man jailed for second time for breaching anti-social behaviour injunction – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 6th, 2015 in ASBOs, injunctions, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A Bristol man has been jailed for three months for persistently breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th October 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Asbo dwarf jailed after impersonating a Dalek and threatening woman with a butterknife – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2015 in ASBOs, disabled persons, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Court hears Ian Salter-Bromley, 55, stuck a sucker dart on his forehead and filled his mouth with dominoes before shouting: ‘Exterminate! Exterminate!”
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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Naked Rambler makes history with nude court appearance – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2015 in appeals, ASBOs, freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

‘The man known as the Naked Rambler has made legal history by appearing before leading judges in the nude.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman sent to jail for noisy sex – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in ASBOs, news, noise, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who breached a court order barring her from causing nuisance by making loud sex noises has been sent to jail.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The London borough that has turned homeless people into ‘criminals – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2015 in ASBOs, crime, fines, homelessness, local government, London, news by sally

‘Homeless people face being criminalised in a east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2015

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Research suggests growing use of public spaces protection orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 1st, 2015 in ASBOs, consultations, local government, news, public order by sally

‘Councils have enacted a range of public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) since the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force last October, research by a campaign group has suggested.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st March 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Policing abuse in the online world – where does the law currently stand? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The prevalence of racist and misogynistic abuse online has become firmly established as a matter that now warrants considerable political attention. As legislators pick between the differences in “real world” and online forms of abuse, as well as judicial borders of the internet, Rhory Robertson, partner at Collyer Bristow LLP, outlines the many questions that must be addressed in any new lawmaking.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th March 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Internet ASBOs for hate crimes: what are the challenges? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 10th, 2015 in ASBOs, crime, harassment, hate crime, internet, news by sally

‘In the struggle against internet trolls, cyber bullying and the general way in which the advent of the internet has caused problems for the criminal law, over the weekend the latest idea to combat the evils of the internet appeared: Internet ASBOs.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th February 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexhange.co.uk

Punish hate crime on social media with internet asbos, say MPs – The Guardian

‘Social media users who persistently spread racial hatred online should be given “internet asbos” blocking them from sites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to an MPs’ report that examines the rising levels of antisemitism in Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk