Half of all court cases over breach of anti-social behaviour injunction end with defendant imprisoned, new data shows – Local Government Lawyer

“Almost half of all cases concerning civil injunction breaches brought to court by social housing providers and councils since the first lockdown have resulted in a prison sentence, according to a report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Civil Justice Council report identifies significant problems around anti-social behaviour injunctions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2020 in ASBOs, civil justice, injunctions, local government, news by sally

‘Anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBIs) – which were introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 – are not working, a report published this month by the Civil Justice Council has claimed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Wigan free climber Adam Lockwood sentenced for defying ban – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2020 in ASBOs, injunctions, internet, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, trespass by sally

‘A “greedy” and “arrogant” free climber has been given a suspended sentence for defying a court order not to scale tall buildings.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2020

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Anti-Social Behaviour During Lockdown – Thomas More Chambers

Posted May 5th, 2020 in ASBOs, complaints, coronavirus, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘Since the Government imposed numerous restrictions on day to day life in order to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is anticipated that anti-social behaviour (ASB) complaints may be more frequent then they might have been prior to the lockdown implementation. This article explores, in brief, the options available to private landlords during the time of the COVID-19 restrictions.’

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Thomas More Chambers, 26th April 2020

Source: www.thomasmore.co.uk

Courts to get anti-knife crime powers with Asbo-style orders for children as young as 12 – The Independent

‘Courts will be given extra powers to impose rules and curfews on anyone aged 12 or over who may be carrying a knife, the Home Office has announced. The Asbo-style powers, called knife crime prevention orders (KCPOs), are civil orders that can be imposed on people who the courts believe pose a threat to the public through the use of a bladed weapon. The powers will be introduced as part of the Offensive Weapons Act, which is attempting to tackle knife crime and serious violence.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2019

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Jerome Jones v Birmingham City Council – Arden Chambers

‘The Court of Appeal has held that proceedings for a gang injunction under Part 4, Policing and Crime Act 2009 (the “2009 Act”) and an anti-social behaviour injunction under Part 1, Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the “2014 Act”) do not involve the determination of a criminal charge and therefore do not engage Articles 6(2) or 6(3) of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”). Nor does the requirement of a fair trial under Article 6(1) require the criminal standard of proof to be applied.’

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Arden Chambers, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.ardenchambers.com

Court of Appeal upholds Birmingham gang injunction – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 31st, 2018 in appeals, ASBOs, freedom of movement, gangs, injunctions, news, standard of proof by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a ‘gang injunction’ restricting the actions and movement of 18 members of a Birmingham gang. One of the men affected, Jerome Jones, unsuccessfully challenged the injunction, arguing that the proceedings by which it was made properly required proof to the criminal standard, and that the application of the civil standard violated his right to a fair trial under Article 6 ECHR.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st May 2018

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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

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

Posted October 10th, 2017 in ASBOs, news, parliament, planning, travellers 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

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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

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

Posted June 20th, 2017 in ASBOs, local government, news, public spaces protection orders 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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