Magistrates slap ASBO on drunk

A MAN found guilty of threatening abuse towards members of the public in Sleaford has been banned from public drunkness and all licensed premises in the county for two years.

These are two of the conditions imposed on Karl Leveridge, 24, of North Parade, Sleaford as part of a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order at the culmination of a joint investigation by North Kesteven District Council and other organisations.

Lincoln Magistrates Court handed down the order on Monday July 16 after hearing evidence of Leveridge’s anti-social behaviour stretching over a period of 18 months. The evidence related to drunken, threatening and abusive behaviour towards members of the public in Sleaford town centre and around his previous address in Westgate.

The court found him guilty, imposing an ASBO for two years.

The order says Leveridge must not: engage in conduct which causes or is likely to cause nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to any person; engage in behaviour which is likely to be threatening, abusive or insulting to others; be drunk in a public place in Lincolnshire; enter any licensed premises, pubs, clubs or off-licenses, in the county; or enter Sleaford town centre between 6pm and 7am.

Any breach of these orders can attract a sentence of up to five years.