This Tuesday 21st Nov and ASBO was issued to Scott Green aged 24 of Holmes Rd following 9 years of crime and anti-social behaviour committed by him in Swanage. The ASBO lasts for 5 years and his prohibitions include an exclusion zone in part of the town centre and his neighbourhood. He is allowed to transit the exclusion zone in his neighbourhood to get home. He cannot enter any premises from which he has been barred which now includes most pubs in the town. He cannot consume alcohol in any public place in Dorset except licensed premises. He also cannot inflict harassment alarm or distress on any person in Dorset.
That is briefly it and a leaflet drop will be made within the next couple of weeks. A press release is also planned by PDC. I disagree that ASBO's do not work. PDC with the police have been involved in this process for almost 5 years now and have experienced total success with all our ASBO's. Unfortunately, much of what is written in the press is by people with axes to grind about ASBO's or those where politics plays a role. That is not to say that all ASBO's nationally are successful but invariably those that fail are due to poor enforcement or simply poor ASBO's.
In this area ASBO's are enforced rigorously as will Scott Green's. He has had ample opportunity to address is disgraceful behaviour over the years but chose not to do so. He now faces the consequences. The numerous victims he has left in his wake are pleased that this is now the case.
Courtesy of Sgt Bleasdale
Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 11/23/2006 05:29:35 PM