A WOMAN accused by a council of operating as a prostitute has been given an ASBO which includes banning her from urinating and defecating in public.

Wycombe District Council said 32-year-old Claire Muszalik had been operating as a prostitute in the Desborough area of High Wycombe, leading to numerous complaints about her behaviour being made by residents and businesses.

Magistrates gave Muszalik, of Green Street, High Wycombe, a three-year anti-social behaviour order on Monday after a joint application for one was made by the Public Safety Team, run jointly by Wycombe District Council and Thames Valley Police.

The council said the team gathered evidence of Muszalik's behaviour, which included operating in the area at night time as a prostitute and being loud and verbally aggressive to members of the public - often as a result of intoxication.

She breached an acceptable behaviour contract, leading to an application for an ASBO.

It bans her from committing any lewd or obscene act including urinating, defecating and soliciting for prostitution in any public place; being abusive, insulting or using threatening, intimidating words or behaviour to any person in a public place; and being under the influence of intoxicating liquor in any public place.

Cllr Richard Scott, Wycombe District Council's Cabinet Member for Younger and Older People, said: "The work done by the Public Safety Team to obtain this order is a clear indication that the partnership is keen to use any powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour.

“The purpose of this order is to prevent the nuisance behaviour that this individual has been subjecting the residents and businesses of Desborough Road to."

To report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the Public Safety Team, phone 01494 421087 or email asb@wycombe.gov.uk.

See Friday's Bucks Free Press for more.