Hadleigh yobs handed pub bans

A CRACK-down on loutish behaviour in a Suffolk town has seen three yobs handed bans from its pubs this year, it emerged today.Hadleigh trouble-makers Peter Woods, 25, of Bradfield Avenue, Jordan Munson, 20, of Clopton Gardens , and Jake Munson, 19, of Aldham Road, have all been given CRASBOs, a criminal version of an anti-social behaviour order, after causing mayhem in and around pubs in Hadleigh.

A CRACK-down on loutish behaviour in a Suffolk town has seen three yobs handed bans from its pubs this year, it emerged today.

Hadleigh trouble-makers Peter Woods, 25, of Bradfield Avenue, Jordan Munson, 20, of Clopton Gardens , and Jake Munson, 19, of Aldham Road, have all been given CRASBOs, a criminal version of an anti-social behaviour order, after causing mayhem in and around pubs in Hadleigh.

The orders prevent them from entering pubs in the Hadleigh Pubwatch scheme which covers 25 licensed premises in and around the market town.

The CRASBOs are just one of the tools being used by Suffolk police as part of Operation Faro which aims to tackle to the anti-social behaviour that has been blighting the town.

Sergeant Alice Robertson of Hadleigh police station said the force was thrilled with the orders and will pursue more in the future if needed.

She said: “CRASBOs are a main objective; they are really the best form of deterrent.

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“Anti-social behaviour is a big problem in Hadleigh and it is something we want to take a pro-active approach to.

“For me Faro means 'focus attention on community reassurance by operating proactively'.”

Sally Watson, Babergh District Council's anti-social behaviour network officer, added: “I have had a lot of success with CRASBOs. They enable individuals to recognise their behaviour and ensure they change their behaviour.”

The hard-line approach has proved popular in the town, where Friday nights can see heavy drinking which has been know to lead to criminal damage or yobbish behaviour.

David Grutchfield, Hadleigh town councillor, said: “Anti-social behaviour is a big problem.

“We welcome the use of the CRASBOs as we would welcome anything that reduces the level of crime.”

Are you pleased with the crack-down on anti-social behaviour in Hadleigh? Does more need to be done? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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