Woman banned from Holbeck in Leeds after release from prison due to 'numerous' incidents

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A woman has been banned from Holbeck in Leeds after being arrested for 'numerous incidents' of antisocial behaviour.

West Yorkshire Police revealed that the woman was arrested in May over the ASB incidents in Holbeck.

On Wednesday, the woman was released from prison with a Criminal Behaviour Order.

The order prevents her from entering Holbeck at all.

A spokesman for the force said: "A female who was arrested in May for numerous incidents of Anti Social Behaviour in the Holbeck area was yesterday released from Prison with a Criminal Behaviour Order that prevents her from entering the residential area of Holbeck."

What is a Criminal Behaviour Order?

CBOs replace ASBOs in law. They give police powers to set certain conditions on individuals with a view to preventing antisocial behaviour.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service:

A CBO:

* Prohibits the offender from doing anything described in the order (which might include a condition preventing specific acts which cause harassment, alarm or distress or preparatory acts which the offending history shows are likely to lead to offences (for example the individual entering a defined area);

* Requires the offender to do anything described in the order (for example, attendance at a course to educate offenders on alcohol and its effects).

* It replaces the Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO) on conviction and the Drinking Banning Order (DBO) on conviction.

The main differences between the ASBO on conviction and the CBO are:

*The behaviour only needs to cause or be likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person

*The "necessity" test becomes a "helpfulness" test, (as with that for Football Banning Orders); and

*The court may impose requirements (such as attendance at an approved course) as well as prohibitions.

*The court may make a CBO against an offender only on the application of the prosecution, and only if it is made in addition to:

*A sentence imposed in respect of the offence, or

*An order discharging the offender conditionally.

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