One-man crime wave hit with order

Dale Baker
Dale Baker

A MENACE to a local town has been hit with a Criminal Behaviour Order.

Dale Baker, 31, of Abbeywood, Skelmersdale, landed the sanction from Ormskirk magistrates after being involved in drug related activity and anti-social behaviour in his home town.

An application had been made to justices by the Crown Prosecution Service and Operation Nemises officers, a team dedicated to disrupting and dismantling those involved in organised crime and anti-social behaviour.

The order is in place until further notice and prohibits him from a number of things:

l Acting or inciting others to act in an anti-social manner;

l Being in a vehicle with more than one other person within West Lancashire;

l Being in possession of any equipment for the use in the manufacture, cultivation, administration or distribution of any class A or B drugs or legal high substances; and

l Being in possession of a mobile phone not registered to him.

PS 3926 Bernie Coburn of Op Nemesis Skelmersdale said: “Baker has been involved in drug-related activity and anti-social behaviour that has caused much annoyance and upset to the community in this area.

“I hope that our successful application for this order will go some way to help reassure residents within Skelmersdale that we do not and will not tolerate this sort of behaviour. I would urge the community to report any breaches of the order to us as soon as possible.”

If Baker breaks his Criminal Behaviour Order he risks arrest and prosecution.

A breach can be reported to the local neighbourhood policing team in Skelmersdale on 01695 566051 or email CJ.NPT@lancashire.pnn.police.uk, safe in the knowledge that officers will respect the caller’s privacy and that they are helping to protect your community.

Alternatively ring 101 or visit the website to report it online www.lancashire.police.uk