Man banned from Islington estate is jailed
By poppy_smith | Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 18:36
A man banned from Islington's Andover Estate has been jailed for 28 days after returning to the area.
Anthony Ahmet, 22, of St Albans, was one of several people banned from the estate under injunctions in April, as part of action to address anti-social behaviour.
But on Monday October 15 Islington Police arrested Mr Ahmet after he was seen back on the Andover Estate. He was taken to Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court in Gee Street the next day, and ordered to serve 28 days for breaching the injunction.
Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council's executive member for community safety, said: "We're on the side of residents, who want less crime and anti-social behaviour in Islington, and I'm very pleased the judge took this so seriously.
"We'll take decisive action to stop anti-social behaviour - and as this case shows, if people still don't get the message, they face being locked up."
To report anti-social behaviour in Islington, call the council's ASB team on 020 7527 7272 or go towww.islington.gov.uk/reportasb
Calls will get a response as soon as possible, certainly within 24 hours. Officers can make visits between 4pm and 2am Sunday to Thursday, and 5pm to 4am Friday and Saturday.
During office hours, council tenants and leaseholders should report ASB to the ASB team at their Area Housing Office, on the phone or in person, and Housing Association tenants should report ASB to their landlord.
Out of office hours, council tenants and leaseholders and Housing Association tenants should call 020 7527 7272.