Criminal Behaviour Order given to Chesterfield man for causing persistent anti-social behaviour

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A man has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order for persistent anti-social behaviour issues around Chesterfield Town Centre and Queen’s Park.

The CBO for Lewis Hobley, 18, of Kingsley Avenue, Chesterfield was granted at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court on Tuesday, July 28.

A CBO can be issued by any criminal court against a person who has been convicted of an offence, to tackle the most persistently anti-social individuals who are also engaged in criminal activity.

Hobley was convicted of a Section 39 assault on Tuesday, July 28 and is awaiting sentence.

The CBO runs until Friday, July 28 2017 and Hobley must not act or encourage others to act in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person in Derbyshire.

He also must not enter Queen’s Park, Chesterfield or congregate in a public place in a group of four or more persons in a manner causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Finally, he must not remain on any commercial premises within the Chesterfield borough if asked to leave by any owner, occupier or other person acting on behalf of the owner or occupier of such premises.

Sergeant Dave Harrison, of Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership, said: “If Lewis Hobley breaks any of these conditions, the CBO has a power of arrest and he could face a fine or a prison sentence.”

Anyone wanting to report the breach of a CBO or report incidents of anti-social behaviour should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.