Man given four-year Letchworth ASBO

A MAN has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) to stop drunken and abusive behaviour in a town centre.

Martin Lewis, 46, and of no fixed abode, appeared at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on August 31 and was given a four-year ASBO which limits his activities in Letchworth GC.

Lewis will be prohibited from using abusive, insulting, offensive, threatening or intimidating language or behaviour in a public place or in any place to which the public has access in Letchworth GC and being in possession of any opened or open vessel containing intoxication liquor in a public place in the town.

Lewis is also prohibited from entering Letchworth Town Centre, except to attend pre-arranged appointments at the job centre, and associating with Stephen Denyer in any way in a public place or a place which the public has access to in Letchworth GC.

PC Julie-Ann Cundell, who is the North Herts Anti-Social Behaviour officer, said: “The court found that Lewis had repeatedly acted in an anti-social manner in the town centre.

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“The ASBO was secured with full support of shops and pubs in the town who have had to put up with his drunken and abusive behaviour. I would like to thank them for their help. I hope this goes some way in helping to make the town centre an even more enjoyable place to be.

“I would urge the community to contact police via the non-emergency number 101 if they witness Lewis breaching his ASBO so we can take the appropriate action.”

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