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Kent homeless woman handed ASBO

Alethea Edmondson was handed the order by Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court Credit: Kent Police

A 37-year-old woman is the latest recipient of an ASBO in Kent after causing nuisance noise.

Alethea Edmondson, formerly of Ruthsall, was found to have acted in an anti-social manner which have caused harassment, alarm or distress to other people.

For several years, Edmondson's neighbours complained about her loud arguments, loud music and verbal abuse.

Under the order, she is prohibited from:

  • shouting or making noise at a level which can be heard outside her address which causes harassment, alarm or distress;
  • contacting any Kent Police employee- being drunk or consuming alcohol in a public place within Tunbridge Wells- being in possession of an open vessel of alcohol in a public place in Tunbridge Wells

The order is due to expire on 11th September 2016 and anyone who believes a breach may have occurred is encouraged to contact Kent Police on 101.


Man jailed for breaching ASBO

A man given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) on Friday 4 May has been sentenced to two weeks imprisonment for breaching it the next day.

36-year-old Steven Michael Brierley, of no fixed abode, was given the ASBO at Medway Magistrates Court with conditions not to be in a drunken state, consuming alcohol in public and entering certain parts of Chatham town centre.

He was arrested in High Street, Chatham on Saturday afternoon (5 May) where officers found him drunk and consuming alcohol in a public place. He was charged with breaching his ASBO.

He appeared before Medway Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 8 May where he was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment.

Kent man given ASBO for nuisance biking

Kyran Hodges of Irving Walk, Swanscombe Credit: Kent Police

A 20-year-old man from Swanscombe has been handed an Anti-Social Behaviour Order after persistently riding bikes illegally on and off-road, in public parks and at Swanscombe Heritage Park, an area of specific scientific interest.

Kyran Hodges of Irving Walk was warned by Kent Police on 16 separate occasions between 2007 and 2011.

He was reported for careless driving, no insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with a drivers licence, and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

He appeared at Dartford Magistrates' Court on 17th November 2011, where he pleaded guilty to all offences. The ASBO is in force for two years until 4 April 2014.