Man given four-year ASBO banning him from village

Andrew Waylett who has been given a suspended sentence and ASBO

Andrew Waylett who has been given a suspended sentence and ASBO - Credit: Archant

A man has been given a four-year ASBO preventing him from entering a village, after threatening a resident.

Andrew Waylett was found guilty of harassment at Cambridge Crown Court and sentenced to 13 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

The court heard last Thursday how Waylett, who lives on the outskirts of Weston in Hitchin Road, had caused a Weston resident to fear that violence would be used against them and their family between April 25 and May 27 of this year.

The 59-year-old was also issued with the ASBO, which prohibits him from entering Weston, except to visit his mother and his father’s grave in Holy Trinity Church.

He is allowed to pass through the village but only as a passenger in a vehicle.

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Waylett is also prohibited from calling the emergency services unless it is a genuine emergency, and cannot use aggressive, threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour which does or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person.

Waylett had previously had an ASBO which expired earlier this year.

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Speaking after the sentencing, Elizabeth Fountain, anti-social behaviour investigator at Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: “This ASBO was obtained in partnership with North Herts District Council and the local community. The safer neighbourhood team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help and reassure people that this type of behaviour is in the minority in Weston and by working together we can all ensure Hertfordshire remains a safe place to live and work.”

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