WISBECH: Tough new ASBO on 43 year -old woman is fifth for the town this year

AN ASBO lasting two years has been imposed on a Wisbech woman.It was granted at Wisbech Magistrates Court on Monday . Michelle Harris, 43, from Bath Road, Wisbech has been prohibited from:1. Abusing, insulting, harassing, threatening or otherwise actin

AN ASBO lasting two years has been imposed on a Wisbech woman.

It was granted at Wisbech Magistrates' Court on Monday . Michelle Harris, 43, from Bath Road, Wisbech has been prohibited from:

1. Abusing, insulting, harassing, threatening or otherwise acting in a manner which causes or is likely to cause nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to any person within the district of Fenland.

2. Encouraging, inciting or directing friends or family to abuse, insult, harass, threaten or otherwise act in a manner which causes or is likely to cause nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to a witness in these proceedings.


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The ASBO was imposed to address her persistent offending in Wisbech and the problems caused to local residents.

Wisbech Sergeant Dave Bax said: "Harris' behaviour has had a significant impact on the community in Wisbech for a considerable period of time.

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"Wisbech police have been working with Roddons Housing Association and have delivered hundreds of letters advising tenants about their responsibility under their tenancy agreements and how to report anti-social behaviour.

"We continue to engage with communities and tackle local problems.

"The order serves as a warning to others that crime and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will be pursued through the courts at every opportunity."

Pauline Ford, Managing Director of Roddons Housing Association said: " We are pleased that our strong partnership work with Wisbech police is addressing anti-social behaviour in the area.

"Today's ruling demonstrates that we will take enforcement action where appropriate, to ensure that our residents have a safe and secure community to live in.

"We encourage all of our residents to respect others and are working with Wisbech police to make sure that everyone is clear about how to report anti social behaviour."

This is the fifth ASBO issued in Wisbech so far this year.

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