Chelmsford: Criminal Behaviour Order bans man from possessing a bike
Main article content
A man has been issued with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order, banning him from being in possession of a bicycle, scooter, e-scooter or e-bike in Chelmsford.
Jake Carter, 27, of Meadgate Avenue, Chelmsford was made subject to the order at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Friday, 24 November.
The order follows an investigation, where Carter was sentenced to six months in prison after being found guilty to multiple assaults against women in Chelmsford. The investigation highlighted how Carter had approached the victims and assaulted them before using a bike to leave the area.
Following his sentence, investigating officers applied for a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) as a means to prevent further offending from Carter.
The CBO prohibits Carter from being in possession or be using any bicycle, scooter, e-scooter or e-bike in a public place within the City of Chelmsford.
Sergeant Graham Thomas said “It was important for our team, not only to convict Carter for his crimes against members of the public, but to stop him offending again.
“This order is about reducing the possibility of him re-offending and tackling anti-social and intimidating behaviour.
“We rely heavily on the public when these issues are ordered, to report any instances of breaches to us.”
NOTE: An earlier version of this article refers to a six week prison sentence. This should have read six month prison sentence, and has been corrected.