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ASBO-style injunctions used seven times in almost four years by Suffolk borough and districts

PUBLISHED: 08:41 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:41 01 February 2018

Community protection notices were issued for behaviour involving drink and drugs. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Community protection notices were issued for behaviour involving drink and drugs. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Powers introduced to curb antisocial behaviour have been used by district and borough councils in Suffolk on just seven occasions.

A Freedom of Information request revealed three of the seven councils issued community protection notices since laws passed in 2014.

Waveney issued four in Lowestoft and one in Bungay between August 2015 and June 2016, for behaviour involving drink, drugs, noise, begging, filming neighbours and allowing dogs to roam.

A man and woman were issued notices by St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils in June and July 2017 for continued antisocial behaviour in Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

None were issued by Ipswich Borough, Babergh or Mid Suffolk District Council by last December.

Anyone over 16 can be issued with a notice by police and local authorities following a written warning, which can be appealed.

Failure to comply may result in a fine.

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