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Criminal Behaviour Order Excludes Man From Central Guildford

Published on: 10 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 11 Feb, 2017

Peter Robertson

A Godalming man has been given a prison sentence and a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which bans him from certain parts of Guildford and Godalming town centres for two years. Surrey Police say residents and shop owners can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Peter Robertson, 32, from Croft Road, Godalming  appeared at Guildford Magistrates’ Court  this week  (February 7) where not only did he receive the CBO but he was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison for a number of shop lifting offences in Guildford and Godalming and driving whilst disqualified.

Lucy Lumsden from the Anti-Social Behaviour Team, who was in court to apply for the CBO, presented a 200 page document of evidence on Robertson’s disruptive behaviour.  It included reference to his prolific shoplifting and his tendency to threaten, intimidate and be verbally abusive to shop staff.

In granting  the CBO, the court  told Robertson that it was not acceptable to treat his fellow citizens with such disregard.

The defined area from which Peter Robinson is excluded in Guildford

The conditions of the CBO prohibit him from attending Guildford town centre as defined on map two. The order expires on February 6, 2019.

Waverley Neighbourhood Sergeant Mel Sefton said: “Robertson’s behaviour was having a huge impact on the towns of Godalming and Guildford and his neighbours were suffering from the constant noise and anti-social behaviour coming from his house.

“I’d like to reassure residents and traders that we will take action against those individuals who think it’s okay to cause misery to others. If you are suffering from anti-social behaviour don’t suffer in silence, please let us know so we can do something about it.”

A one stop-shop for information on anti-social behaviour is available at www.surreycommunitysafety.org.uk

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