Horsham Man Banned From Touching Cars For Five Years

1 April 2019, 14:38 | Updated: 1 April 2019, 14:40


A man from Horsham has been banned from touching any unattended vehicles and from entering a number of streets for five years.

Darion Bates, who is 51, and of no fixed address, has been convicted of a string of thefts from unattended vehicles.

He was given a Criminal Behaviour Order by Crawley Magistrates’ Court.

It was heard he was responsible for a large number of incidents in the north Horsham area over the last year.

The court order prevents Bates from touching or entering any unattended vehicle without the express permission of the owner, entering a driveway to any residential property without the express permission of the owner and from entering the following locations in Horsham:

Beech Road, Elgar Way, Walton Drive, Lambs Farm Road, Fency Close, Briton Close, Beaver Closer, Lockwood Close, Earls Meadow, Cookes Mead Rusper, Forest Close and Greenfields Road.

PC Adam Ferries of the Horsham Prevention Team said:

“We are aware of the impact Bates has been having on the local community and we hope this order will send out a clear message that we are listening to issues and robustly responding.

“Bates has recently been convicted of a number of incidents of vehicle interference and theft and this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

“For this order to be successful we need to rely on the ears and eyes of our community.

“If you see Bates in an area he is prevented from being in please get in contact with us.

“No one knows your neighbours and community better than you do so let us work together and ensure this behaviour is not tolerated.”