Man jailed for breaching anti-social behaviour order in Salisbury

Man jailed for breaching anti-social behaviour order in Salisbury

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:29pm 29th July 2020.

2 minute read

21 year old Leon Lewis has been handed a 12 week sentence for breaking a civil injunction.

The injunction was secured earlier this month by Wiltshire Council, with support from Wiltshire Police, as part of a plan to tackle repeat offending by Lewis.

The order prevented him from causing anti-social behaviour in the Friary area of Salisbury.

Lewis appeared at Salisbury County Court yesterday (Tuesday 28th July) to hear his sentence.

Salisbury Law Courts - Salisbury Crown Court - Salisbury Magistrates Court (Mike Draper)
Lewis has been given a 12 week prison sentence for breaching the civil injunction

PC Rachel Gunn, from Salisbury Community Policing Team's neighbourhood team, said:

"Lewis has a long history of repeat offending, particularly engaging in aggressive and violent behaviour when intoxicated. We have carried out numerous attempts to engage with him, but these have been unsuccessful, so we believed this civil injunction would help manage his behaviour and reduce the risk of him offending.

"However, he failed to comply with the terms of the order and was subsequently arrested and sentenced for this. This is a good example of partnership working - we have worked closely with the relevant departments at Wiltshire Council, including housing, to ensure we have a joined up approach."

The Friary Estate - houses Salisbury (Mike Draper) (2)
Lewis breached an order banning him from anti-social behaviour in the Friary area in Salisbury

Simon Hendey, Wiltshire Council's Director of Housing, said: 

"We hope this sends out a clear message that this sort of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. 

"We have worked closely with Wiltshire Police to manage this situation and try and keep the local community safe from this type of behaviour. 

"We'll continue this strong partnership working to gather the necessary evidence to enable us to take action where possible to keep our communities safe."

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