Councils have been threatening residents with a criminal record for ‘crimes’ such as feeding birds in gardens or shouting and crying in their homes.

Under regulations known as Community Protection Notices (CPNs), unveiled by the then Home Secretary Theresa May in 2014, councils can bar individuals from activities that they believe are damaging to local quality of life.

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