Ipswich: Man Jailed For ASBO Breach

A man's been sentenced to 12 months in prison after breaching his ASBO 30 times.

Daniel Palmer, 30, was made subject to an ASBO in 2007 and since then he has continued to breach the order.

Palmer, of no fixed abode, who has committed 138 offences over the years, was sentenced to 12 months in prison during an appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday.

The alcoholic admitted breaching a community order which had been made just two months ago. The community and supervision order was put in place after Palmer admitted three separate breaches of his ASBO, possession of ketamine, assaulting a police officer and criminal damage during a hearing on September 18. As well as the order, he also had to complete a residential treatment course.

During his latest court appearance on Wednesday, the court heard that at 7.30pm on October 21, Palmer called 999 and told police he was about to breach his community order and was going to take his own life.

Richard Kelly, prosecuting, said when officers arrived at the scene it was clear Palmer was intoxicated and he maintained the threats to take his own life.

While sentencing Palmer, Judge John Devaux said he had “lost count” of the number of times the defendant had breached his order.

Judge Devaux revoked the community and supervision order put in place on September 18 and instead handed Palmer a custodial sentence.

He was sentenced to six months in prison for three breaches of his ASBO, two months for possession of ketamine, four months for assaulting a police officer and two months for criminal damage. The sentence is to run concurrently, meaning he will serve six months.

In addition, he was sentenced to a further six months for breaching his order which will run consecutively. His 12-month sentence will be reduced by the 30 days he has already spent in custody.

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