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Wellingborough man served with Criminal Behaviour Order

17 Mar 2020

A Northamptonshire man has been served with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for harassment and for breaching an existing Community Protection Notice.

Andrew Howard, of Church Street, Hargrave, near Wellingborough, was served with a three-year CBO at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (11 March) for causing harassment to neighbouring properties on a piece of land in Airfield Road, Poddington.

The 56-year-old failed to comply with a Community Protection Notice (CPN) which was issued in August 2017. 

The CBO prevents Howard from causing anti-social behaviour that impacts on people, residences or businesses, acting in a threatening or intimidating matter towards others, burning any material or receiving, depositing or storing waste material in Poddington, which includes keeping skips.

PC Kerry Jones, who applied for the successful order, said: “I am pleased that we have managed to secure a Criminal Behaviour Order for Howard, particularly as he was found to be completely ignoring the CPN that was served on him.

“Over the last few years, Howard has continuously caused an unimaginable amount of distress to the people who work or live in the Airfield Road area. He was also found guilty of dumping rubbish at the same location and setting this alight, which caused plumes of black smoke.

“We have worked with a number of our partner agencies, including Bedford Borough Council, the RSPCA and Trading Standards to ensure we got the right result and to help keep our community safe.”

If you experience anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, or if you would like to report any suspicious behaviour, contact the police online reporting centre at or call 101.

In case of an emergency or if the crime is still in progress always call 999.

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