Practice and Procedure

R v ANNWEN JONES & 9 ORS (2006)

PUBLISHED September 20, 2006

[2006] EWCA Crim 2942

Antisocial behaviour orders that sought to prevent interference with the operation of train services by political protestors had been wrongly made as the judge had failed to make clear findings as to whether the protestors' activity fell within the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 s.1C(2)(a) and had wrongly concluded the orders were necessary for the purpose of s.1C(2)(b) of the Act. In all but one of the appeals community punishment orders were quashed and substituted with 12 month conditional discharges and a six month suspended sentence was quashed and substituted with a community punishment order.

CA (Crim Div) (Moses LJ, Lloyd-Jones J)