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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April, 2004, 07:58 GMT 08:58 UK
'First' Asbo issued for violence
Police in Warwickshire have issued what is believed to be the first Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbo) against a man accused of domestic violence.

The order was given to the 34-year-old from Rugby after reports by neighbours of excessive noise and foul language during arguments with his partner.

Police claim the terms and conditions of the Asbo make this a unique case.

Under this order, the man can be imprisoned if he uses or threatens violence against another person.

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