22nd Oct, 2016

Sixth jail term for CRASBO breaches

Evesham Editorial 4th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PROLIFIC offender has been jailed again after he breached his Criminal Anti Social Behaviour Order (CRASBO) three times in four days.

Peter Swinbourne, previously of Little Priest Lane in Pershore, was slapped with the order in April 2010 with conditions not to enter Pershore town centre, and magistrates decided to extend the ban to parts of Worcester city centre in January.

But the 42-year-old was sentenced to 16-weeks in prison after he acted in a threatening and abusive manner in Worcester on August 23.

Prior to sentencing, Swinbourne, currently of no fixed address, had also breached the order on August 20 and 22 for being within an area the CRASBO had banned him from and for making threats, acting aggressively and swearing.

The latest sentence means Swinbourne has now been been jailed six times since October for breaching the order and has been fined on numerous occasions.

Jenny Willems, community harm co-ordinator at West Mercia Police, said: “By proactively enforcing the CRASBOs against Swinbourne, we have shown that his actions are not acceptable and have a negative impact on society.

“It is hoped that the time away will help him to reflect and look to turn his life around.”

The CRASBO prevents Swinbourne from behaving, or encouraging others to behave, in any way to cause harassment, alarm or distress, including foul, abusive, offensive or racist language.