Suspended sentence triggered for breach of antisocial behaviour order

By Barrie Hudson - 8 January 2021

Crime

A Swindon man who is subject to an injunction order under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act has had a suspended sentence triggered.

A police spokesperson said William O'Driscoll was arrested on 19 December for breaching the order relating to months of carrying out threatening and anti-social behaviour in the town.
He was subsequently found guilty of the breach by Judge Peter Hatvany at Swindon County Court on 21 December. This triggered the suspended sentence of 35 weeks and 3 days.
The initial order remains until November 2022.
PC Paul Bezzant said: "We welcome the judge's original suspended sentence being activated.
"O’Driscoll repeatedly offended against the order in such a short period of time which showed his blatant disregard for the judge's directions and the police and Swindon Borough Council's efforts to protect the community from his persistent anti-social conduct."
 

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