Man banned from every pub and bar in four counties

Bradley Stantiford'He has been given a Violent Offender Banning Order (VOO), banning him from every pub, hotel bar and nightclub in Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire until March 16, 2012.

Bradley Stantiford'He has been given a Violent Offender Banning Order (VOO), banning him from every pub, hotel bar and nightclub in Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire until March 16, 2012.

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AN Essex man has been banned from every pub, hotel bar and nightclub in four counties, including Cambridgeshire, after being sentenced to five years in prison for causing grevious bodily harm.

Bradley Stantiford (36) has been placed under an interim Violent Offender Banning Order (VOO) by Watford Magistrates Court.

The interim order is the first VOO applied for by Hertfordshire Constabulary. It applies a ban against Bradley Stantiford entering pubs, hotel bars or nightclubs in four counties – Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Stantiford, whose current address is given as 35 Adams House, Harlow, was also banned from contacting a named individual.

The order was granted on Monday, when it came into force, and runs until March 16, 2012.

Should he breach the order, Stantiford could face punishment of up to five years in jail.

Detective Inspector Stuart Orton said: “Violent crime has a devastating effect on victims, their families and the wider community. This is the first time that Hertfordshire Constabulary has considered it necessary to apply for a Violent Offender Order.

“These orders are a valuable tool to help protect the public and to prevent the violent offending behaviour of the individuals concerned.

“I’d urge members of the public and those working in the licensed trade to report any breaches to Hertfordshire Constabulary by calling the non emergency number 101. In an emergency or if a crime is in progress, always ring 999.”

A full banning order will be applied for when this interim order lapses.