Lancing woman imprisoned for anti-social behaviour

A LANCING woman was imprisoned for persistent anti-social behaviour after she was arrested on the same day magistrates gave her a suspended sentence.

Lisa Davitt, 36, was yesterday (Wednesday, May 23) given a 12-week custodial sentence by Worthing County Court for “repeatedly breaching the terms of her Anti Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI)”, given to her by Adur District Council in January this year.

The council originally took action against Davitt because of her anti-social behaviour, which included noise nuisance and drunk and disorderly behaviour, at Warren Court, Sompting Road, Lancing.

On Tuesday (May 22), the court gave Davitt a suspended custodial sentence for a breach of her ASBI on May 11.

The court heard evidence from a resident of Warren Court, who spoke of the effects Davitt’s behaviour’s had on the residents of Warren Court and their visitors.

On that date, the court also extended the term of her ASBI until January 15, 2013.

However, despite being warned, Davitt again breached the injunction later the same day.

She was again arrested and brought before the court on May 23.

One of the terms of the injunction was that she was prohibited from entering Warren Court at any time.

The court had on two previous occasions dealt with breaches of the ASBI.

The court therefore sentenced Davitt to a custodial sentence of 12 weeks.

Deputy leader of Adur council Julie Searle said: “We are pleased with the outcome of the court hearing. This demonstrates that Adur Homes, part of Adur council, won’t tolerate anti-social behaviour and will use the powers available to us to protect law abiding residents.”