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Criminal Behaviour Order given to woman in Crewe for persistent offending

A prolific offender from Crewe has been ordered to adhere to the terms of a CBO for the next five years. The Criminal Behaviour Order was imposed on Amanda Lee by Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12 July 2021. The 50-year-old, of Mount Pleasant in Crewe, has 15 convictions from 1996 to 2018, including anti-social behaviour, harassment, public order offences and abusing the 999 system. The CBO which was applied for by local officers in the centre of Crewe in a bid to curb Lee’s offending, bans her from doing these five things in Crewe. They are:

  • Not to be in possession of alcohol in an open container within the exclusion zone (namely the area bordered by Vernon Way, West Street, Hightown, Browning St, Richard Moon St, Flag Lane, Dunwoody Way, Oak St)

  • Not to use abusive language or threatening behaviour in a public place. Including using a dog to threaten or intimidate people

  • Not to contact police on 999 or 101 or by any means (including using a third party to contact police on your behalf) unless you have a genuine reason for doing so

  • Not to urinate or defecate in any open space, public or private

  • Not to enter Preece Court

Police Constable Alex Barker, of the Crewe Beat Management Team, said: “A Criminal Behaviour Order is sought once all reasonable avenues have been explored regarding persistent offenders. “In this case, Lee’s attitude and behaviour has been ongoing since the 1990s and she has been convicted numerous times for incidents that impacts greatly on residents. “She has persistently shown no consideration at all for the actions her offending has had on others. “There comes a point when you have to say enough is enough and take additional action to protect the community and businesses in the area.” Lee has been made aware that it is a criminal offence to breach the terms of a CBO. The sanctions imposed for doing so can be severe, with a maximum penalty being five years in prison. Anyone who encounters Lee breaching the terms of her CBO is asked to report it to Cheshire Constabulary by calling 101.

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