We will not tolerate ‘yobbish behaviour’

Vincent Peter Dyer
Vincent Peter Dyer

A WORKSOP man who continued to breach the terms of an anti-social behaviour injunction (ASBI) has been jailed.

Vincent Peter Dyer was given the ASBI in July this year, but since then he has breached it twice.

Bassetlaw Council secured the order with the aim of protecting people around Rushby Close in Worksop from being abused or harassed.

It was also in place to prevent Dyer from causing a nuisance or annoyance.

The local authority said that Dyer, of no fixed abode, breached the ASBI on two separate occasions and was handed a six-month prison sentence.

Council bosses said they hope the sentence gives members of the public more confidence to report anti-social beahviour in the future.

Dyer’s ASBI has also been extended. It now excludes him from Rushby Close until January 2014.

Dyer’s son, Dwayne also breached the terms of an ASBI in relation to the same location.

He was sentenced to a 14-day suspended prison sentence because this was his first breach. His injunction has also been extended to 30th April, next year.

Gerald Connor, community safety manager at Bassetlaw Council, said he hopes the prison sentence will send out a clear message that the local authority won’t tolerate anti-social behaviour.

He added: “Those people whose anti-social behaviour impacts negatively on the lives of others need to be aware that there are consequences to their actions.”

“Breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction can lead to a custodial sentence, as Vincent Dyer is now finding out.”

“I hope this sends out a clear message that Bassetlaw Council will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in our communities and that we will use our full range of powers to tackle it.”

Coun Simon Greaves, leader of Bassetlaw Council and portfolio holder for community safety, said: “Bassetlaw is a great place to live and work and we will not let the minority spoil it for everybody else and I want to see more of this type of enforcement and a real crackdown on yobbish behaviour.”

“I hope that positive results like these give our residents greater confidence in reporting issues to our ASB team.”