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  1. Prohibits the offender from doing anything described in the order (which might include a condition preventing specific acts which cause harassment, alarm or distress or preparatory acts which the offending history shows are likely to lead to offences (for example the individual entering a defined area);

  2. Requires the offender to do anything described in the order (for example, attendance at a course to educate offenders on alcohol and its effects).

It replaces the Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO) on conviction and the Drinking Banning Order (DBO) on conviction; the guidance about which have been archived.

The Communications Act 2003 section 127, see Stones 8.30110B, covers the sending of improper messages.


Section 127(1)(a) relates to a message etc that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character and should be used for indecent phone calls and emails.


Section 127(2) targets false messages and persistent misuse intended to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

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