Man who breached ASBO sent to prison


A man from Hackney has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for breaching his ASBO.

Desmond Rodney, 38, of Dalston, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 23 July after being found guilty, on 17 November 2014 at Thames Magistrates Court of possession of a controlled drug (Crack cocaine) and threatening behaviour. This conviction placed Mr Rodney in breach of the ASBO he’d been given in February 2012. 

On 3 February 2015, Mr Rodney appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court for breaching his ASBO, he was caught in a part of the borough he was banned from. He was also charged with possession of Class A drugs and threatening behaviour.

Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
By working with the Police a violent man has been taken off the streets of Hackney.

The safety and quality of life of our residents is always our priority, and we will take action against people who engage in persistent anti-social behaviour and cause misery and distress to others. I hope that residents living in the area can now get the peace and quiet they deserve.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

The conditions of the indefinite order are that he must not:

  • Enter any residential property in Hackney other than the address specified in the order
  • Harass, assault, threaten intimidate or cause annoyance or nuisance to any employee or agent of Hackney Council (including Hackney Homes), other social landlord or any other Hackney resident in the Hackney area
  • Enter Arcola Street, Shacklewell Lane, E9, Colvestone Crescent, E9 and Ball Pond Rd, N1.

A new law came into force in October 2014, replacing ASBOs with CBOs.