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Woman banned from Arun and Chichester for five years

News   •   Jul 16, 2019 12:33 BST

Lydia Cunningham

A woman has been banned from residing, unless she is a named tenant, in Arun and Chichester districts for five years for breaches of a community protection notice.

Lydia Cunningham, 23, of no fixed address was given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) by Brighton Magistrates’ Court after it was heard she had breached a criminal protection order (CPN) to not be in the Arun and Chichester districts. The CPN was given to Cunningham for frequently taking over the addresses of vulnerable people and using the space for criminal activities.

Failure to comply with the order means Cunningham, who is unemployed, commits a criminal offence for which he may be sent to prison.

Prevention Inspector Steve Turner said: “I am pleased the court approved the application for a Criminal Behaviour Order against Cunningham.

“Cunningham already had a community protection notice to remain out of the Arun and Chichester district which she chose to ignore. The consequences for Cunningham are now that she is banned for the next five years.

“I want to assure the public that we will continue to use anti-social behaviour legislation, as well as criminal powers, to ensure that offenders not only answer for their criminal behaviour, but that they are subject to ongoing restrictions.

“You can help us ensure the restrictions for Cunningham are kept by reporting any sightings of her in either Arun or Chichester to us without delay.”

If you see Cunningham in either Arun or Chichester please report online or call 101.

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP55039/2019

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