East London man fined £100 for sexual harassment under new public space protection order | News

A fine for sexual harassment has been issued in what is one of the first uses in England and Wales of powers to clamp down on antisocial behaviour.

A man in Ilford, east London, was fined £100 by officials from Redbridge council, with the support of the Metropolitan Police.

The council said it was the first local authority to use a public space protection order to take action against catcalling and harassment. The man has 28 days in which to pay or he will have to attend court, where he could face a prison sentence or an increased fine.

Another man received an antisocial behaviour caution, and in the same operation a man was arrested for domestic abuse-related assault and possession of a weapon.



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