Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary v Boorman: Admn 2 Nov 2005

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


[2005] EWHC 2559 (Admin), Times 17-Nov-2005




Crime and Disorder Act 1998 1(1), Magistrates Courts Act 1980 812791), Protection from Harrassment Act 1997


England and Wales

Criminal Practice

Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.235140