Woman given Criminal Behaviour Order

08 August 2017
A woman who was responsible for repeated anti-social behaviour incidents in Bournemouth and Christchurch has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order. 

Sheila McGibbon, 50 and of Monkswell Green in Christchurch, was handed a five-year order at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday 4 August 2017 after being convicted on Wednesday 24 May 2017 of being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

McGibbon was issued with the order in response to her persistent anti-social behaviour following collaborative work involving the Christchurch Neighbourhood Policing Team and members of the community.

The Criminal Behaviour Order is in place for five years and states that McGibbon must not:

• Be in possession of any alcohol in either an open or an unsealed container in any public place within the Boroughs of Bournemouth and Christchurch.
• Be in a state of drunkenness in any public place in Dorset.
• Act in a manner that causes or is likely to cause annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress to any persons within the Boroughs of Bournemouth and Christchurch.
• Urinate or defecate in any public place (save for purpose designed toilets open to the public and then only in the appropriate receptacles).
• Remain in any premises in the Boroughs of Bournemouth and Christchurch from which you have been asked to leave by a person or persons with the authority or responsibility for those premises.
• Enter the area of Christchurch Town Centre bounded by Stour Road, Bargates, Millhams Street North and land bounded by the River Stour unless passing through on public transport.

McGibbon must also comply and engage with EDP Drug and Alcohol Services.

Police Constable Matt Leeding, of Christchurch Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Sheila McGibbon is a persistent offender who has a large number of convictions for various anti-social behaviour-related offences in Bournemouth and Christchurch which has often been fuelled by the consumption of alcohol.

“I hope this order will curb her behaviour and reduce the impact it has on others in the community, while ensuring she receives the appropriate help and support.

“We will take action when concerns are raised in relation to an individual who causes harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public.”
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