NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
'Anti-Social' Wood End Men Told To Behave
Coventry men have become the first in the city to be served with
orders cracking down on their anti-social behaviour on an estate.
Magistrates yesterday granted the Anti Social Behaviour Orders (ABSO),
which were introduced to try and stop neighbours from hell making
the lives of normal people a misery.
Breen and Paul Cummins have been prohibited from “intimidating
or causing harm, alarm or distress to persons” and from
“carrying or setting off fireworks in Coventry.”
was also forbidden from using “vulgar, abusive and racist
language” and having noisy parties.
of the three previous ABSOs granted in the city have been against
breech of the order is a criminal offence and could be punished by
imprisonment. The orders were made against Breen and Cummins
following a catalogue of complaints from neighbours.
will be monitored by a variety of organisations working in the
area, and breeches will be taken to the Crown Prosecution Service
Tom White, cabinet member (Community Wellbeing), and a Wood End
councillor, welcomed the orders.
delighted by the news as it underlines the city council’s
determination to use all the powers at its disposal to rid of
our estates of crime and anti-social behaviour.
action also contributes greatly to the achievement of the
targets set out in our Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy and
sends a clear message to this criminal and ant-social minority
that the local community won’t put up with their behaviour.”