ASBO man in court charged with theft

PUBLISHED: 10:21 30 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 06 May 2010

A MAN who was given a five-year ASBO (anti-social behaviour order) banning him from large parts of St Albans is in custody awaiting sentencing at Crown Court. Murray Bierman, aged 30, of Wells Close, St Albans, was arrested on suspicion of possession of

A MAN who was given a five-year ASBO (anti-social behaviour order) banning him from large parts of St Albans is in custody awaiting a hearing at Crown Court.

Murray Bierman, aged 30, of Wells Close, St Albans, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property - a laptop - following a theft from a car in Ellis Field between midnight and 8.20am on Sunday, December 21.

He appeared before Central Herts Magistrates Court in St Albans the following day charged with theft from a motor vehicle and racially aggravated intentional harassment towards a police officer while in custody.

Bierman was remanded in custody to appear at St Albans Crown Court at a date to be fixed.

In February, Bierman was given an ASBO following arrests for crimes such as stealing cars, theft and criminal damage.

His movements were restricted to using specified streets taking him to the chemist's shop in Normandy Road, St Albans, and he was also allowed to take his daughter to the recreation ground near his home and to her toddlers' group.

He also had to follow prescribed routes to and from the city centre and the railway station and to his parents' home in Yewtree End, Park Street.

Restrictions were also placed on him travelling in vehicles and entering any premises from which he had been banned or asked to leave.

He was warned at the time that if he breached his ASBO he could be jailed for a maximum term of five years or fined or both.

Charles White, aged 21, of no fixed abode, appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to three counts of theft in St Albans.

He admitted stealing from TK Maxx on October 19 and Sainsbury's on December 17 as well as the theft of laptops from Mandeville JMI School in St Albans on December 14. He asked for a further 18 thefts to be taken into account.

White has been remanded in custody for reports and will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court.

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