A woman who breached a court order banning her from her old home address has been fined – but will not go to prison.

Sandra Johnson, then of Falconer Road, Bushey, was given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) in 2018 after she breached conditions of a community protection notice.

The CBO was extended by four years in April after Johnson breached its conditions by engaging in behaviour that caused harassment, alarm or distress.

She also recieved an eight-month suspended jail sentence.

A new condition banning Johnson from entering Falconer Road for two years was also added to the CBO, with her only able to enter the road with written permission from police.

But Johnson, 54, and now of Richfield Road, appeared before St Albans Magistrates Court again after going back to Falconer Road on May 3, just under a month after she received the ban.

She pleaded guilty to breaching her CBO and committing another offence during the operational period of the suspended sentence.

In mitigation, the court heard that Johnson has been compliant with probation and that there is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation.

Breaching a suspended sentence order can mean a defendant is sent to jail, but Johnson was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £34 surcharge to fund victim services.

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