Penwortham man sent to jail for breaching anti-social behaviour injunction
9 June 2011 - A 28 day jail sentence was ordered to a young man who broke the terms of his anti-social behaviour injunction.
This week, a 28 day jail sentence was ordered to a young man who broke the terms of his anti-social behaviour injunction.
21 year old James Lambert from Penwortham received the prison sentence after he entered certain areas of the Kingsfold Estate in Penwortham, which the Injunction banned him from entering.
An Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction had been awarded to New Progress Housing Association in April 2010, which prohibited Mr Lambert from causing nuisance and alarm to residents and visitors of the estate.
On passing sentence His Honour, Circuit Judge Butler, said: “I find as a fact and accept the evidence of the police officers who say they saw you (James Lambert) in a place where you should not have been and no doubt as to their honesty and accuracy of their evidence. You are well aware of the exclusion zone. It is not the first time you have breached the order; you knew what you were doing and you flaunted the order and breached it deliberately. I have found the breach proven and sentence to punish for the contempt.”
Gary Melia, Deputy Managing Director of New Progress Housing Association, said: “We will continue to work in partnership with the Neighbour Policing Team to pursue those who seek to disrupt the enjoyment of people living in our properties. This prison sentence reflects the seriousness of ignoring an order made by the County Court.”