St Albans repeat offender receives ASBO ban

A 37-YEAR-OLD man who committed a string of offences across St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and Watford has been given a two-year, post-conviction Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Jason Tracey, of no fixed abode, was given the ASBO at St Albans Magistrates Court last week.

In St Albans he was responsible for two public order offences, two counts of failing to surrender to the police station, causing wasteful employment of the police and failing to surrender to court.

He was also convicted of theft in Watford and had previously been convicted for similar offences in Hemel Hempstead.

Tracey was further convicted of possession of cannabis and outraging public decency by urinating at a London train station. He was handed an eight-week prison sentence for all these last Wednesday.

Under the order, Tracey must not enter Station Way, Hatfield Road, St Peters Street, Chequer Street or Holywell Hill, unless in a private or public vehicle for the purpose of passing through the city centre. He is also banned from entering the Maltings shopping centre or any public park in St Albans.

The order further prohibits him from being in possession of any open container of alcohol within the town centres in St Albans, Watford and Hemel Hempstead and while travelling on a bus or train.

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St Albans Neighbourhood Inspector Ruth Dodsworth said: “We worked closely with St Albans District Council and the Crown Prosecution Service to bring this ASBO before the courts following widespread anti-social behaviour that appalled residents going about their daily business.

“By putting these measures in place, we can help protect residents and people visiting the towns from further public order offences by Tracey.”

If he breaches his ASBO, Tracey could receive up to five years in prison, a fine, or both.

If anyone sees Tracey in St Albans, Hemel Hempstead or Watford town centres they are asked to contact Herts Police on the non-emergency number 101.