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Woman who caused years of 'misery' to people is banned from Neath and hanging around Swansea station

By EvansTheCrime  |  Posted: May 12, 2016

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Lesley Anne Roberts was issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order at Swansea Magistrates Court

A 55-year-old woman has been banned from hanging around Neath and Swansea train stations following years of abusive and anti-social behaviour towards members of the public.

Police say Lesley Anne Roberts has been causing "misery" for people in Neath town centre, and they welcomed the two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which is designed to keep her out of the area.

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Under the terms of the CBO issued by Swansea Magistrates Court, Roberts - of no fixed abode - is banned from Windsor Road and The Parade in Neath from the Big Cam pub to the Castle Hotel unless it is to use the train station - and then she is only allowed to go straight to the the station to catch a train and must not loiter there or at Swansea station.

South Wales Police anti-social behaviour officer PC Mark Davies said officers worked in conjunction with local businesses on the CBO application, which had been a "very much a last resort" after attempts to help Roberts failed.

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He said: "Lesley Anne Roberts has caused misery for many people in Neath town centre, including people who live, work and visit here.

"This order shows that we will deal with people who engage in anti-social behaviour, street drinking and intimidation robustly and that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.

"Unfortunately the application for this order was very much a last resort as she has failed to engage with any of the agencies who tried to help her. We will monitor the effectiveness of this order and take further action if necessary."

He added: "We will continue to work alongside the local authority and the local business community to ensure any concerns are addressed and dealt with."

Jason Evans / jason.evans@swwmedia.co.uk / @EvansTheCrime

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