Racist subjected Worksop family to three years of ‘horrific’ abuse

Andrew White is pictured.
Andrew White is pictured.

A “deplorable” Worksop man who targeted a family and subjected them to so much racist abuse and intimidation they were too frightened to leave their home has been slapped with a court order.

Andrew White, 28, of Hardwick Road East, carried out the threats over the course of three years, leaving the family, who cannot be identified, feeling “permanently intimidated and harassed”.

The situation eventually became so unbearable the family sought help from Bassetlaw District Council’s anti-social behaviour team, who applied for an injunction to prevent White from causing them further distress.

The order was granted by a District Judge at a hearing, which White did not attend, at Mansfield County Court on October 3.

White was also ordered to pay court costs of £1.380.

Councillor Julie Leigh, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “The level of abuse White subjected this family to is horrific.

“Nobody should be made to feel unsafe or victimised in their own home simply because of their ethnic background.

“White’s behaviour is deplorable and I hope this order will the family to live without fear of harassment or intimidation.”

Under the order, White is forbidden to contact the family and directany racially abusive language to anyone residing or visiting their property.

If found to have broken the terms of the order, he will be arrested and could face a harsher sentence.

“Should you witness White, or any of his friends or associates, carry out any further abuse I would you to contact our anti-social behaviour team or Nottinghamshire Police so White can be brought back before the courts,” added Coun Leigh.

The ant-social behaviour injunction will remain in force until October 3 2017.

You can report any instance of anti-social behaviour to the Council’s ASB team by calling 01909 533375 or by emailing asb@bassetlaw.gov.uk.