Gelligaer hoax caller gets two-year Asbo

ASBO: Sean Malpass

ASBO: Sean Malpass

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A GELLIGAER man has received a two year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO), for a catalogue of anti-social behaviour in and around his community.

Sean Malpass, 50, who until recently lived at Castle Hill, Gelligaer, was given a two year Anti-Social Behaviour Order by Cwmbran Magistrates Court on August 18, 2014.

Malpass displayed frequent anti-social and nuisance behaviour, and regularly called the emergency services for non-emergency issues.

Despite interventions as part of the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership’s well-established ‘four strikes’ process for tackling anti-social behaviour, his behaviour continued.

The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership is a multi-agency organisation which works to reduce levels of crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and fear of crime in Caerphilly county borough.

Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said, “Anti-social behaviour of any nature will not be accepted in Caerphilly county borough, and we will take action where necessary to ensure these individuals do not get away with behaving in this manner.

“The gaining of these Orders, together with the education and prevention work that our teams and partners do within Caerphilly county borough, helps ensure that our communities remain very safe environments for people to live, work and visit”.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Order prevents Sean Malpass, anywhere within the Caerphilly county borough area from: acting in a manner or encouraging any visitors to act in a manner which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person; using foul and abusive language to any person; contacting any emergency service unless there is a genuine need for emergency help and throwing any object at any person, property or vehicle, or lighting bonfires or allowing or encouraging other people to do so within the curtilage of his property.

Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeant, Nic Mancino said: "The behaviour of Sean Malpass was affecting the quality of life of residents living in the area, he was also contacting the police making up spurious allegations and complaints and as a result was dealt with for wasting police time and the misuse of telecommunications.

“I am positive that the anti-social behaviour order placed on Sean Malpass will now offer the victim's some comfort and respite.

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

“We will support you and deal with the perpetrators robustly."

Breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order is a criminal offence, and will result in the individual concerned being arrested, charged and having to make an appearance before the courts.

Residents suffering from anti-social behaviour are encouraged to report this to Gwent Police by calling 101. Victim Support is also available to provide support on 0845 30 30 900.

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