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Great Yarmouth Borough Council secures prison sentence for man guilty of anti-social behaviour on housing estate

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is recognising 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 Ray Sim,aged 52,of Regent Street, Great Yarmouth, as a result of multiple complaints about anti-social behaviour perpetrated in the Great Northern Close area of Great Yarmouth. The injunction banned Mr Sim "from entering or being in Great Northern Close".

On November 30, 2020, Mr Sim was found guilty in his absence at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court for breaching the injunction. The court gave him a seven-week prison sentence, suspended for the duration of the injunction, which was to remain in place until 21st October 2021.

On January 18, 2021, Mr Sim, was arrested for breaching the terms of the injunction. On April 6, 2021, Mr Sim attended Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court and was found guilty at trial for breaching the injunction. The court sentenced him to a 12-month custodial sentence suspended for the duration of the injunction, which itself was extended until 21st October 2023.

Cllr Andy Grant, chairman of the housing and neighbourhood committee, said: "In order to build safer and stronger communities, the council works closely in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary using all tools available, including anti-social behaviour injunctions, in order to protect nearby tenants who are negatively impacted by the behaviour of a handful of people.

"As always, we would like to thank the members of the community who report their experiences of anti-social behaviour as this helps the Tenancy Services Team to achieve these swift outcomes."

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 make 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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