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Woman given two-year Asbo for 'intimidating' community.

A CAERPHILLY woman has been hit with a two year anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) following a spate of "nuisance and intimidating" incidents in her community.

Lucy Olsen, 30, of Dyfed Drive, Churchill Park, Caerphilly, was given the two-year order by Newport Magistrates' Court on July 25.

The court heard that Olsen displayed frequent anti-social, nuisance and intimidating behaviour, and despite interventions as part of the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership's well-established "four strikes" process for tackling anti-social behaviour, her behaviour continued.

The Asbo prevents Olsen from acting or inciting others to act in an anti-social manner, shouting or swearing at any person in a public place in Caerphilly county, playing music in such an amplified level that it can be heard outside her home, banging or striking any walls, doors, floors or ceilings to cause nuisance or annoyance, or approaching or communicating with, directly or indirectly, with any person attending to or visiting an adjacent property to the one she resides at.

Councillor David Poole said: "This should be a clear message to anyone in our county borough who feels it is acceptable to act anti-socially that their behaviour will not be tolerated. We take an extremely tough stance on anti-social behaviour and will use the tools and enforcement mechanisms available to use to ensure that the behaviour of a very small minority does not impact adversely upon the lives of the upstanding majority".

Caerphilly Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer, PC Stuart Lewis said: "This individual's behaviour was affecting the quality of life of residents living in the same street.

"I am sure that the antisocial behaviour order placed on this person will now offer the victim's some comfort and respite.

"I would welcome any person who has been suffering acts of anti-social behaviour to come forward and report these matters to Gwent Police."

Breaching the order is a criminal offence, and will result in Olsen being arrested, charged and having to appear in court.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Aug 6, 2014
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