Brothers' Asbos are extended
5:48pm Monday 27th August 2012 in Campaign news
VALLEYS brothers had their anti-social behaviour orders extended by two years because of their abusive, threatening, aggressive and drunken behaviour.
John Jones, 36 and brother Shane Jones, 25, both of Maindee Road, Cwmfelinfach, were first handed ASBOs in August 2010 after a series of anti-social incidents in Pontllanfraith and the surrounding areas.
Because of the success of the initial orders, these have now been extended until 2014 following a hearing at Abergavenny Magistrates’ Court.
Following this, a Caerphilly council spokeswoman said: "John and Shane Jones displayed frequent abusive, threatening and aggressive behaviour, often while under the influence of alcohol."
The new ASBOs prevent the brothers shouting, swearing or causing harassment, alarm or distress to anyone in Wales or England, being drunk in public or drinking alcohol in public.
They are also banned from entering Blackwood bus station or the town’s Market Place.
Caerphilly council’s cabinet member for community and leisure services David Poole said: "The gaining of the initial orders have had a positive impact upon the community and it is important that we have the tools at our disposal to help ensure that this continues to improve."
Blackwood’s crime and disorder reduction officer PC Gareth Jones said: "I hope this sends out a clear message that acts of anti-social behaviour by a minority of people that affect the wider community will not be tolerated and will be appropriately dealt with. I hope the gaining of these orders also reassures the communities we serve."
Residents suffering from anti-social behaviour can report this to Gwent Police, while victim support can also provide help on 08453030900.