The defendant had admitted an offence under the 1997 Act but the magistrates had declined to make a restraining order. The police then sought and anti-social behaviour order. The defendant objected saying that the events upon which the claim was based were more tan six months old and not admissible.
Held: It was important not to confuse anti-social behaviour proceedings with criminal trials. The procedure adopted here had been incorrect. Such evidence was in principal admissible.
Calvert Smith J
 EWHC 2559 (Admin), Times 17-Nov-2005
England and Wales
Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.235140