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Woman alleged to have breached ASBO by dropping her trousers in Gloucester, appears in court

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: March 31, 2014

Gloucester Crown Court

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A 48-year-old, who was alleged to have breached her ASBO when she dropped her trousers in Gloucester, has appeared in court.

Jacqueline Shields pleaded guilty to breaching her anti-social behaviour order on November 28, last year when she was found outside Chequers Hall in Painswick Road.

She further admitted to causing PC Quay Voong racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress when she appeared at Gloucester Crown Court on Monday via video link from prison.

Judge Jamie Tabor QC gave Shields of Eastern Avenue in Gloucester a 12 month conditional discharge for the offences and ordered the charge of exposure lie on file.

Prosecutor Julian Kesner requested a change to Shields’ ASBO, who has been an ongoing nuisance in the city.

It means she will no longer be able to shout, scream, or swear in a public place in Gloucester; she is also banned from asking any person in the city for money, other than someone who owes her cash, and she was also ordered not to remain in any property, public place, business or home after being asked to leave.

The court heard a care management plan was in place for Shields as she was released from prison.

Judge Tabor praised those from the psychiatric and social team for their work saying Shields “was not an easy lady” and that he was “very impressed” by their humanity.

He told Shields: “I have amended the order that forbids you to go to places, so you will have a little more freedom. Do you understand?”

Shields began to talk about being hit on the head through the video link.

“I don’t suspect you do, for a minute,” Judge Tabor added.

It is not the first time the authorities have had to deal with Shields’ somewhat bizarre behaviour.

In August last year, a week after she was banned from a large part of Gloucester, she was back behind bars after having allegedly used the middle of Barton Street as a toilet - stopping the bus in the process.

Before that she had served 40 days on remand for offences including outraging public decency when she defecated in the street on January 17, and an assault on March 3.

Her previous ASBO, brought by Gloucestershire Constabulary and her landlord, Gloucester City Homes, banned her from the area between Eastern Avenue, Metz Way, Bruton Way and Tredworth Road for two years, unless she was with a care worker or an NHS worker.

She previous made court appearances for making hundreds of hoax 999 calls, stealing a cardigan from a charity stop and harassing staff and customers of the Emmaus charity shop in the city.

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  • Apothegm_  |  April 01 2014, 1:27PM

    It seems that these video links are Really Dangerous, according to our erudite TiG reporter, who says: "Shields began to talk about being hit on the head through the video link." Do reporters never read what they write?

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  April 01 2014, 9:54AM

    How about banning her from Gloucestershire for life!

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  • cityboy1981  |  March 31 2014, 11:07PM

    Do we really need people like this in our society? Lock her up in prison until she can prove to behave herself and treat people with respect. If she wont then lock her up indefinitely, but not in those cushdy prisons but in a place what's fit for her character. Bread and water, no bed and no toilet (well she likes to pee on floor, let her sleep in it.)

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