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Man Jailed After Injunction Breach in Thurmaston

A man has been jailed after breaching an injunction which banned him from entering a street in Thurmaston.

Edward Harty, 38 of no fixed address twice breached an anti-social behaviour injunction secured by Charnwood Borough Council.

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He was jailed for 17 weeks for the breaches at Leicester County Court where the judge also invoked a four-week prison sentence from a previous offence, giving a total sentence of 21 weeks.

The injunction banned Harty from visiting a street in Thurmaston; using or threatening to use violence towards anyone living or visiting the street; and from causing nuisance, harassment and distress to people living or visiting the street.

At Leicester County Court on November 22, Harty admitted breaching the injunction twice after assaulting someone and causing criminal damage and being in the area on another occasion.

Harty’s solicitor told the court he had visited the area after suffering bereavements and had gone there to care for a relative.

Civil injunctions prohibit people from engaging in specific behaviours and can be applied for by local authorities to protect communities.

The injunction against Harty remains in place until 2025.

After the hearing, Cllr Colin Hamilton, the Council’s lead member for public and private sector housing said: “Tackling anti-social behaviour in Charnwood is the responsibility of many different organisations including the Council, police and others.

“As a Council, we will use all powers at our disposable to tackle anti-social behaviour incidents to help protect and support victims.

“I welcome the court’s decision and hope it demonstrates the value of reporting incidents to the Council, police and others, as together we can take action to reduce and tackle anti-social behaviour.” 

Inspector Charlotte Dickens from Charnwood Neighbourhood Policing Area, said: “‘This is a fantastic result for Charnwood, as the local police we are committed to working with our communities and partners to identify, tackle and bring to justice those who cause most harm and disruption in our local area.”

Leicester Time: Man Jailed After Injunction Breach in Thurmaston