Prison for anti-social behaviour

09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court
09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court

A Worksop man has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after being found guilty of breaching the terms of his Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction.

The injunction imposwed on Paul Hart had been in place for just a few days.

A1 Housing and Bassetlaw District Council’s joint anti-social behaviour team was granted a two-year extension to an injunction made against Hart at Mansfield County Court on 19th April 2013.

The injunction was imposed in order to prevent Hart causing nuisance, alarm or distress to an A1 Housing tenant in Manton.

However, just ten days later on 29th April, Hart was arrested within his exclusion area of Manton.

He was then called before the court the next day, where a District Judge found him guilty of breaching the injunction.

Don Spittlehouse, director of technical and housing at A1 Housing, said: “A1 Housing will not tolerate the serious anti-social behaviour that Mr Hart has subjected his victim to, and we will use all powers available to protect our tenants from ASB.”

Hart was already subject to an injunction imposed by the courts in October 2011, which was due to expire at the end of April 2013.

The court was satisfied that there was evidence showing that further extending the injunction was reasonable in response to Hart’s actions.