Jail for threatening to be annoying
This is not a joke.
This is Part 1 1) 2) of the Anti-social crime and Policing Bill. It describes the circumstances under which an IPNA (Injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance) can be awarded. IPNAs are the new ASBOs.
The first condition is that the court is satisfied, on the balance of probabilities,
that the respondent has engaged or threatens to engage in conduct capable of
causing nuisance or annoyance to any person (“anti-social behaviour”).
IPNAs can be awarded to young people from the age of 10.