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Flintshire man with ‘blatant disregard’ for the Criminal Behaviour Order handed four month jail sentence

A Flintshire man has been handed a four month jail term for continually breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order which saw him banned from entering Mold Town Centre.

Brandon Sharples 19 from Brynford, was initially given a two year Criminal Behaviour Order in January 2016 banning him from Mold Town Centre.

A Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), is a relatively new police power brought in to replace ASBO’s or Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, they are designed to tackle the most serious and persistent anti-social individuals where their behaviour has brought them before a criminal court.

On Monday March 13, Sharples was arrested for two breaches of his CBO, he attended court in Mold the following day where he was given a suspended sentence, It was is his fifth breach.

Sharples was spotted again breaching his CBO on Saturday in Mold Town Centre.

He was arrested on Sunday March 18 and remanded in custody until this morning

He appeared in court in Mold today where he was handed a four month custodial sentence.

North Wales Police Sergeant Katie Newby said;

“Sharples has a blatant disregard for the Criminal Behaviour Order given to him, having breached it repeatedly. I am very pleased with the court’s decision today.”