St Albans man jailed for breaching ASBO four times

Richard O'Sullivan

Richard O'Sullivan - Credit: Archant

A 50-YEAR-OLD troublemaker from St Albans has been jailed for 26 weeks for breaching his Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) four times this month.

Richard O’Sullivan, of Swallow Lane, was sentenced at Hatfield Remand Court on Tuesday (July 16) after he flouted his ASBO by being abusive and threatening to the emergency services, assaulting a police officer and lying on the pavement intoxicated.

He was given the two-year ASBO on July 4 that banned him from committing various acts of anti-social behaviour in the St Albans district.

St Albans Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Loveday said: “O’Sullivan continued anti-social behaviour within the city of St Albans has been unacceptable and he has caused both residents and business significant distress.

“We have worked hard with St Albans district council to gain an order to prevent him from being able to continue this behaviour.

“We will continue to be robust in dealing with any breaches and his prison sentence for these four breaches should send a clear message that we work tirelessly to ensure that we bring anti-social behaviour offenders to justice.”

He added: “We will not tolerate individuals behaving in a manner which is detrimental to the quality of life of people who live and visit St Albans.”