Woman handed ASBO following ‘reign of terror’

A WOMAN who is said to have led a ‘reign of terror’ against residents and businesses in Worthing has been given a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Alexandra Capone has been given a two-year ASBO
Alexandra Capone has been given a two-year ASBO

The order was granted against Alexandra Capone, 40, of Marine Parade, at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and will run until February 23, 2017.

The court heard that Capone had led a campaign of anti-social behaviour against her neighbours by having late night drunken arguments and shouting and swearing at them.

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She had also carried out alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour in Worthing town centre. Over the past year she has increasingly been associating with the street community, abusing members of the public and harassing shopkeepers and businesses.

She had also been a nuisance to the emergency services, where she had been identified as one of the highest repeat demand callers to Sussex police.

PC Marv Lucas said: “Alexandra Capone has led a reign of terror against residents, businesses and the wide community over the last two years. Obtaining the two year ASBO against her is an excellent piece of work which demonstrates good partnership working between Worthing council and the police.

“Incidents of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated by police or our partner agencies. If individuals continue to cause this type of behaviour they will be held to account for their actions. People who live, work and visit Worthing should not have to be subjected to this type of behaviour.”

During the early part of 2013 police held a public meeting after concerns from residents. As a result more than 25 residents and members of the public attended and the majority of these people provided statements supporting Worthing Borough Council and Sussex Police’s application for an ASBO.

The ASBO bans Capone from causing a nuisance, alarm or distress to the public, using or threatening violence towards the public, being in possession of alcohol in a public place except on a licensed premises, being drunk in a public place, entering Rowlands Road, Montague Street, Western Place and Western Row, Worthing, being with others where alcohol is being consumed in a public place except on licensed premises, making a noise within her home in Marine Parade that is loud enough to be outside, making a noise which can be heard outside Heene Court Mansions, Heene Terrace, allowing more than two visitors to enter the home between 10pm and 8am and allowing more than two visitors to enter Heene Court Mansions, Heene Terrace, between 10pm and 8am.