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Great Yarmouth Borough Council secures jail time for man who caused anti-social behaviour on housing estate

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is thanking the community for their support in tackling anti-social behaviour, after securing a prison sentence against a man who caused issues on a housing estate.

The council had previously secured an anti-social behaviour injunction against Billy Stratton, aged 19, previously of Chaucer Road, Great Yarmouth, as a result of multiple complaints about anti-social behaviour.

This included an overarching condition banning him from engaging in, or threatening to engage in, behaviour which is capable of harassing, threatening or abusing any person residing in, visiting or otherwise engaging in a lawful activity in Chaucer Road, Great Yarmouth or its immediate neighbourhood.

On November 30, 2020, Mr Stratton pleaded guilty at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court to breaching the injunction. At the time, the court gave him a six-week prison sentence, suspended for the duration of the injunction, which remains in place until August 6 2021.

Then on March 1, 2021, Mr Stratton pleaded guilty again at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court to a further breach of the injunction. The court gave him a six-week prison sentence for the most recent breach and activated the previously-suspended sentence, giving him a total sentence of 12 weeks' imprisonment.

Andy Grant, chairman of the neighbourhood and housing committee, said: "To support the well-being of our communities, the council works in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary to use all tools available, including anti-social behaviour injunctions, in order to protect nearby tenants who are negatively impacted by the behaviour of others.

"In these cases, there was clear and vital evidence of anti-social behaviour reported by residents, which supported our robust action. We would like to thank the community for their ongoing support, and we would encourage anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour on our estates to get in touch." 

Inspector Paul McCarthy, Operational Partnership Inspector for Great Yarmouth, said: "The local Safer Neighbourhood Team work in partnership with the borough council to support prosecutions such as this that affect our communities. This is one of a number of recent orders obtained together that will help in making our town a better place to live."

If you are affected by anti-social behaviour associated with a Council property, please do not hesitate to contact the Tenancy Services Team on 01493 846839 or via email on

Last modified on 10 May 2023

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