Man banned from North Bersted housing estate following 'persistent anti-social behaviour'

A man has been banned from entering a North Bersted housing estate after residents were subjected to ‘persistent anti-social behaviour’.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 12:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 12:30 pm

Shane Aaron Harvey, known as Shane Cornick, of no fixed address, appeared at Worthing County Court on September 3. According to Arun District Council, it was heard that the 29-year-old had ‘caused detriment’ to the Trees Estate with anti-social behaviour, ‘including threats, physical violence, and verbal abuse’.

The council said an injunction was granted, banning Cornick from entering the estate and surrounding area for two years.

If he breaches the order, he faces arrest and an unlimited fine, or up to two years imprisonment, the council said.

The injunction was applied for by the council’s community safety team, which ‘worked hard to put together the evidence needed’ for the court hearing ‘in just five days’.

Justine Moore, lead caseworker, said: “We are really pleased with the decision by the courts to award a two-year injunction against this male who has been causing significant ongoing issues in this community.

“Residents now have peace of mind that they are safe in their own homes and will not be harassed outside their front doors.”

The court application was supported by Sussex Police, which ‘assisted with gathering the evidence needed’.

Dr James Walsh, district council leader, said: “All Arun residents have the right to live in peace without fear of being subjected to anti-social behaviour of this kind.

"We are delighted that the hard work of the council’s community safety team, in partnership with Arun Police, has secured this injunction which should make life much more pleasant for those who live in the Trees Estate.”

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