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Logan Howe: Teenager banned from Harlow’s Harvey Centre for two years for persistent anti-social behaviour

A teenager has been banned from the Harvey Centre in Harlow for persistent anti-social behaviour.

Logan Howe, 18, of Spring Hills, Harlow, was given a criminal behaviour order (CBO) at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court last Friday (February 16).

The order bans him from entering the centre, any of the adjoining buildings and car park for two years.

Howe had been charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress and failing to comply with a community protection notice (CPN) – offences to which he pleaded guilty.

He had been banned from the Harvey Centre by the centre itself when security found him there on January 2. When he was approached by security staff he become abusive.

Howe had been given a CPN in July last year, due to anti-social behaviour, which made him subject to conditions including not entering Harlow town centre, only to attend with an appropriate adult, only to attend for medical appointments or transport and only to attend for work experience. His presence in the shopping centre on January 2 breached the conditions of that notice.

PC Phillippa Stephens said: “Members of the public visiting the Harvey Centre, and staff working there, should be able to go about their day-to-day lives without being impacted by someone else’s anti-social behaviour.

“Logan Howe’s actions are not acceptable and he now faces a possible prison sentence should he breach his CBO.

“Anti-social behaviour has fallen by a third in Harlow in the last year – that works out as nearly 480 fewer incidents – and we’re determined to keep it falling. It blights the lives of our hard-working communities and we will not stand for it.

“If there is anti-social behaviour where you live or work, we need you to tell us about it. Only by reporting issues can we address them.”

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