16:52 Wednesday 17 April 2013

Latest yob handed ASBO for long history of crime

Written byHELEN KREFT

A THIRD yob in as many months has been made the subject of an antisocial behaviour order in South Derbyshire.

If persistent offender Nathan Hooper, of Robinson Road, Newhall, breaches his conditions he will be arrested and hauled back before the courts.

The 21-year-old became the latest recipient after a history of offending which includes vehicle nuisance, criminal damage, shoplifting, burglary, intimidation and violence.

The action taken by the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership, police and South Derbyshire District Council is part of a drive to make individuals accountable for their actions.

It comes after Joshua Matlock, 20, from Woodville, and Peter Williamson, 18, of Linton, were slapped with long term ASBOs.

Hooper was handed a three year ASBO at Derby Magistrates’ Court and is banned from encouraging others to cause alarm or distress, using or threatening violence, and driving a vehicle on a public road in South Derbyshire without a valid licence or insurance. He is also not allowed to associate with Lawrence Wilson (not the subject of an ASBO) in any public place in South Derbyshire, entering certain areas of Newhall, and remaining in any shop if asked to leave by staff or entering any premises from which he is barred

Anti-Social Behaviour Officer Claire Rawlins, from the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership, said: “We hope this ASBO, along with the two other recent orders, will serve as a deterrent to individuals who are engaging in anti-social activities.

“Hooper has a long history of offending that has progressively worsened. Thanks to members of the public having the courage to speak out he’s now facing the consequences of his actions and up to five years in prison if he breaches his order.

“Hopefully this sends out a strong message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in South Derbyshire. By working together we can make the district an even safer and happier place for everyone who lives and works here.”

Breaches or any other incidents of antisocial behaviour can be reported by phoning Derbyshire police on 101 or the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership on 01283 595798.

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