March 10 2014 Latest news:
Alex Hurrell, Reporter
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Residents and traders were breathing a sigh of relief today after a teen tearaway was banned from entering a north Norfolk market town which is a favourite shopping destination for visiting royals.
Stacey Sadler, 18, was given a Conviction Related Anti Social Behaviour Order (crasbo) banning her from entering Holt for two years and she cannot carry alcohol openly in any Norfolk public place for the same period.
Sadler, of Chapel Lane, Hempstead, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to three charges of criminal damage to two police cars and a police cell. She was sentenced this week by King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court .
In recent years both the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge have been spotted browsing in some of the many independent shops for which Georgian Holt is famous.
Ian Furniss, chairman of Holt Chamber of Trade, said the sentence was the “right thing for the town.”
Mr Furniss added: “We have a happy, good town here in general but this one particular person was causing an inordinate amount of grief for some traders.
“It seemed to be an escalating situation and her behaviour was discussed at a recent meeting.
“I live and work in Holt and it’s important that people feel safe here and are proud of our town.
“Unfortunately there have been a lot of incidents over a long period of time involving this particular person and it’s important that they have been dealt with by the police.
“It’s the sort of place where visitors staying in hotels and B&Bs like to stroll on summer evenings and look in the shop windows. Our real concern was that the town’s reputation could be damaged by what was happening.”
Sadler was also ordered to pay £450 compensation to the police.