Yob jailed for catalogue of offences

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A Leyland man who made life a misery for his community has been jailed for a catalogue of offences.

Jake Allen, 20, of Robin Hey, allowed his Staffordshire bull terrier to bite a pensioner and a teenage boy during incidents last year, which left them needing hospital treatment.

He was handed a criminal anti-social behaviour order (CRASBO) for criminal damage and abusive behaviour, which will ban him from entering an area of Leyland until 2015.

He was also given a 120-day custodial sentence for indecent exposure on April 24, when he appeared before Chorley magistrates. He will be on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Farington community beat manager PC Rachael Jackson said: “We had received numerous complaints from local residents about the behaviour of Allen. He was causing a nuisance to the community.

“This should send a strong message to those who commit criminal offences that it will not be tolerated.”

Allen had pleaded guilty to allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place and causing injury for an incident on November 17 when his Staffordshire bull terrier bit an elderly man near Morrisons in Leyland.

Just one week later, the dog bit a teenage boy on Churchill Way. The dog will be destroyed.

Allen was given 120 days’ imprisonment for the offences and has been banned from owning a dog for the next five yeas.

He was also given an additional 120 days in prison for an assault in Chorley on April 24, and a 120-day sentence for indecent exposure and a sexual offence on a woman.

In addition, he was given a 162-day prison sentence for breaching a suspended sentence.

Allen will not be allowed to enter Leyland near Churchill Way and Chapel Brow, and he will be banned from a convenience store on Moss Lane.

He is also banned from associating with Jonathan Fitzsimons, 21, of Westfield Drive, in a public place or possessing alcohol in an opened container in a public place.