THREE men have been given ASBOs by magistrates banning them from entering Devon and Cornwall on an indefinite basis.
Following a successful application by Devon and Cornwall Police, all three men were handed the orders at Exeter Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Officers had sought the ASBOs as a result of the men, who are all in their twenties, causing increasing anti-social behaviour problems in the Exeter area.
The men, Abdullah Haji, 26, of Exeter, Shaeb Mohamud, 24, of London and Osman Ismail, 27, from Bournemouth, are also currently subject to ASBOs granted by East Dorset Magistrates’ Court in October 2012.
All three are now subject to the following prohibitions:
• Entering or being found in the counties of Devon and Cornwall except: (a) accompanied by a Police officer; (b) attending pre-arranged appointments at a Police station, magistrates’ court, county court or crown court; (c) complying with pre-arranged bail; (d) attending a solicitors’ office for a pre-arranged appointment in respect of any criminal or civil case; and if attending any of these, to arrive and leave on the same day;
• Entering or remaining at any premises within the UK after being asked to leave by the owner, tenant, landlord or any other person entitled to occupy the same or by a Police officer or a Police community support officer;
• Being in possession of more than one mobile telephone SIM card at any time;
• Being in possession of a mobile telephone SIM card belonging to another person at any time;
• Using threatening,intimidating or abusive words or behaviour towards another person;
• Being in possession of any non-prescription drugs or drugs paraphernalia (such as but not limited to scales, needles or wraps) at any time.
PC Alex Kennedy, a Neighbourhood Beat Manager in Exeter, said: “The granting of these ASBOs sends a clear message that we are not afraid to deal robustly with people who come into our area and cause problems of anti-social behaviour on our streets.
“These orders were a proportionate and necessary response to the threat these individuals brought to the safety of Exeter and indeed to the whole of Devon and Cornwall.”