ASBOs for jailed Egton brothers

Thomas Cornforth
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TWO brothers from Egton have been handed anti-social behaviour orders which will take effect when they are released from prison on New Year’s Eve.

Ian and Thomas Cornforth, of Arncliffe View, were jailed in October for a period of 26 weeks after being found guilty of harassing local people.

Ian Cornforth

Ian Cornforth

Their ASBOs, granted on the day of their imprisonment, will be in place indefinitely or until any other orders are made.

If they fail to comply with the order they could be fined or imprisoned for up to five years.

Ian Cornforth was found guilty of harassment and using threatening words and behaviour and Thomas Cornforth was found guilty of harassment.

The orders, which apply to the whole of the borough of Scarborough, will start on 31 December and state the brothers must not enter or be upon any private land or private property without the permission of the owner or occupier of that land/property unless exercising a public right of access; throw or otherwise deposit any item in, into or upon any private land or private property without the permission of the owner or occupier of that land/property or behave in an anti-social manner, that is in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to anyone, not of the same household as themselves.

North Yorkshire Police is releasing details of the order so people can be confident of reporting the brothers to the police in case there are any breaches and leaflets are being distributed to residents in the Egton area.

Inspector Andy Colbourne of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The brothers have caused considerable distress in the local community and we are determined to prevent them from causing more upset on their return from prison.

“In order for the ASBO to be effective, members of the public need to know who they are and be confident to report any breaches of the order to North Yorkshire Police.”

He added that members of the public witnessing or suffering anti-social behaviour by either of the brothers should inform North Yorkshire Police immediately by calling 101 or in an emergency 999.