Middle aged Wisbech woman given ASBO
PUBLISHED: 17:32 11 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:33 02 June 2010
By ADAM LAZZARI A MIDDLE aged woman who police say has carried out a campaign of serious and persistent harassment to people in Wisbech has been given an anti-social behaviour order. The indefinite ASBO prevents Loran Freedman, 53, of Copperfields, Wisb
By ADAM LAZZARI
A MIDDLE aged woman who police say has carried out a "campaign of serious and persistent harassment to people in Wisbech" has been given an anti-social behaviour order.
The indefinite ASBO prevents Loran Freedman, 53, of Copperfields, Wisbech from publicly accusing Wisbech man Michael Moore of sexual impropriety or criminal behaviour.
Police had an application for an ASBO against Freedman rejected in September.
But one was granted at Cambridge Crown Court on February 25 when Freedman had an appeal for a conviction of a public order offence, committed on August 11, turned down.
Wisbech police sergeant Dave Bax said: "We were not able to use the August 11 offence in our original ASBO application so we appealed through the Crown Prosecution Service for an ASBO on further conviction.
"I'm very pleased with this result. This could prevent further problems in the future and protect people in Wisbech."
Police claim to have more than 25 incidents on their computer system involving Freedman, alleging criminal damage, verbal abuse, shoplifting and assault on a police constable.
They applied in September for an ASBO which would prevent her from harassing or causing alarm or distress to anyone in Fenland and prohibiting her from entering the Wisbech area between 8am-8pm.
But district judge Ken Sheraton said at the time he felt this was disproportionate.
Anyone noticing Freedman breaching her ASBO should contact Wisbech Police Station on 0345 456 4564.
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