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

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

Friday, 13th July 2018, 1:58 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:15 pm
Holbeck

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.

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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.