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I WOULD like to share some news in the hope that it will encourage them to speak out about anti-social behaviour wherever they live in the Solihull.

I WOULD like to share some news in the hope that it will encourage them to speak out about anti-social behaviour wherever they live in the Solihull.

On Monday, July 27 Solihull Community Housing’s anti-social behaviour team got a violent man issued with a Criminal Anti-social Behaviour Order (Crasbo) at Solihull Magistrates’ Court.

It is worth making people aware of this case in order to show that Solihull Community Housing does not only deal with anti-social behaviour involving council tenants.

The man concerned is not a tenant of ours but we will take a stand against anyone who causes anti-social behaviour in the borough.

I will not go into the details of this particular case, but the man who received the Crasbo used extremely aggressive behaviour to threaten a number of people.

The Crasbo means he is not allowed to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person resident in England and Wales. There are also a number of conditions aimed at severely curtailing his behaviour. If he is found to break these conditions he may be liable to up to five years’ imprisonment.

Crasbos are normally brought to court by the police, but Solihull Community Housing works on behalf of Solihull Council which has the authority to take action of this type. We believe we are one of only a few organisations of our kind to successfully get a CRASBO issued, and probably the first housing organisation in the Midlands to do this.

Please call us in confidence on 0121 717 1515 to report anti-social behaviour anywhere in the Solihull borough.

Matt Cooney, Chief Executive, Solihull Community Housing.

 

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