Violent Offender Sent Back to Prison

A man police describe as a violent offender's been sent back to prison for breaching an ASBO

A persistent violent offender has been sent back to prison after breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order banning him from entering Maidstone Town Centre.

42 year old Darren Turpin of no fixed abode was given a 120 days in prison on 22 September after officers from Maidstone Neighbourhood Team spotted him in the town centre. The offender had only just been released from prison the day before, where he had just finished a sentence again for breaching his ASBO.

The ASBO granted on 15 December 2009 prevents him from entering Maidstone Town Centre for 2 years, except by prior arrangement, to be in possession of alcohol or use abusive, offensive or threatening language behaviour in a public place.

PC Desmond Dalzell of Maidstone Urban Neighbourhood Team comments: “ The strict conditions imposed by this Anti-Social Behaviour Order reflect the severity of the case. Turpin has been a blight on the town centre caused by persistent nuisance and violence towards others. I hope this acts as a warning to others that violent and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated in Maidstone. I would urge anyone who suspects Turpin to be breaching the conditions of his order for the next two years to contact police in the first instance on 01622 690055.