Watlington man given suspended jail sentence for breaching anti-social behaviour inunction

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A man has been given a 28 day suspended jail term for breaching an injunction barring him from Downham.

Police and council officials have thanked the public for reporting Daniel Castleton, 26, of Britton Close, Watlington, following his court appearance last Monday.

And the orders against him and two others, 22-year-old James Taylor and Kelly Marie Smith, 39, have now been extended for 12 months.

The trio were served with injunctions preventing nuisance and annoyance (IPNAs) earlier this month, following an incident in Downham in March.

Both Castleton and Taylor were barred fron entering Downham at all, while Smith was prevented from entering part of the town’s Glebe estate.

John Greenhalgh, West Norfolk Council environmental health manager for community safety, said: “We would like to thank the local media for publicising these injunctions and the public for reporting alleged breaches.

“These reports have been followed up by the police and have led to the subsequent arrest and sentencing of Mr Castleton.”

“It shows how effective these new powers can be and we hope it will deter others from behaving anti-socially and causing nuisance and annoyance in their community.”

Sgt Donna Wiseman, of Norfolk Police, added: “The police, council and local housing associations work closely as part of the Operational Partnership Team in order to take action against those causing anti-social behaviour.

“The public support we have received has been instrumental in enabling us to take further enforcement action.”

Anyone who witnesses a breach of the injunctions can phone police on 101 or the borough council on 01553 616200.