In the Media

New measures to protect Asbo witnesses

PUBLISHED July 1, 2005

New measures to strengthen the government's controversial antisocial behaviour orders were announced today.

The news came as Home Office figures showed that the number of antisocial behaviour orders handed out had doubled year-on-year.
From the end of this week, the new measures mean that witnesses in Asbo cases will be able to give evidence from behind screens or by video link, and reporting restrictions on culprits who breach the terms of their orders will be eased.