Man jailed for breaching CBO

A Wirral man has been jailed for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

Jack Roach, aged 20, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching his CBO after being spotted committing the breaches by officers on foot patrol in the Woodchurch area on Friday 1 September.

The car he was a passenger in drove away and he was subsequently arrested on Thursday 7 September.

He was remanded into custody for sentencing the following day at Wirral Magistrates’ Court where he received eight weeks.

Roach had been issued with a four-year CBO on 29 September 2022 with conditions not to enter any part of the Woodchurch estate or to associate with a named individual in public.

Inspector Sharon Robinson said, “CBOs are one of the tools available to us in our ongoing work to combat those prepared to engage in serious and organised crime in Wirral.

“CBOs are available for use against seriously antisocial individuals and send a message that we will not tolerate any behaviour that brings fear and harm to our communities.

“In this instance, Roach was seen socialising with a named person in his order in a place he was prohibited from being.

“We are continuing to rigorously police the EVOLVE Wirral area and will use everything within our policing powers to make the Woodchurch, Beechwood and Noctorum areas safer places to live and visit.

“We have recently launched our Silence is Not an Option campaign and urge anyone with any information about criminal activities to contact us, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, so together we can make a difference to the lives of everyone growing up and living in EVOLVE neighbourhoods.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, contact Merseyside Police directly on @MerseyCC or by calling 101.

Image: Jack Roach/Merseyside Police

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