ASBO for Beaminster man "will protect the public"

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Shane Raymond who has been made the subject of an ASBO Shane Raymond who has been made the subject of an ASBO

A Beaminster man has been made the subject of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order.

Shane Raymond, 28, was issued the ASBO by Weymouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday after he was convicted of theft at the same court in September 2013.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) was secured under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to protect the public and is valid for five years.

Dorset Police, supported by members of the public in the Beaminster and Bridport area, Spectrum Housing Group and Raglan Housing Association, presented evidence at court about Raymond’s behaviour which spanned over a number of years.

PC Scott McGregor, of Bridport Police, said: “I am extremely pleased with the result in court. I applied for this Anti-Social Behaviour Order with the sole purpose to protect residents and public of West Dorset from Raymond and his unacceptable behaviour.

“Anti-Social Behaviour Orders are necessary and the court agreed with our application and the need to protect the public.”

A spokesperson from Spectrum Housing Group said: “Spectrum Housing Group was pleased to support the action taken to gain this order. It shows that concerted effort working alongside Dorset Police can help successfully combat anti-social behaviour.

“We hope that the order will help to stop further incidents from occurring and allow other residents to get on with their lives. We remain committed to taking whatever steps are at our disposal within the law to stamp out anti-social behaviour.”

Raymond was sentenced to a conditional discharge at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on September 5 2013, for an offence of theft from a shop.

The ASBO states Raymond must not:

• Act or incite others to act in an anti-social manner, that is to say, a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household in the commission area of Dorset.

• Use or incite others to use threatening, intimidating, insulting, racist or abusive words or behaviour in any place to which the public has access in the commission area of Dorset.

• Use threatening, intimidating, insulting, racist or abusive words or behaviour towards any police officer, housing or utilities employee in any place to which the public has access in the commission area of Dorset or whilst on any property they are lawfully within.

• Be drunk or intoxicated with Vanessa Knight or in any place to which the public has access in the commission area of Dorset • Enter any licensed premises, which is part of the Bridport and area Pubwatch Scheme, Waitrose Stores or any other premises or properties from which you have been banned and communicated to you in writing.

• Enter the Co-op in Beaminster.

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