Worksop: Man handed ASBO after campaign of begging and harassment

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A Worksop nuisance has been handed a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order after a campaign of begging, harassment and drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Vincent Pegg, of Park Street, targeted elderly and vulnerable people across Retford and Ordsall.

Bassetlaw District Council and A1 Housing’s Joint ASB Team obtained the order on 20th January at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.

Coun Julie Leigh, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “We will not tolerate this behaviour towards our residents and will use all the tools at our disposal to target ASB. We want people to feel safe in our communities and we will take action against those whose selfish behaviour blights the lives of others.”

The full order prevents Pegg from entering or remaining in areas of West Retford between the boundaries of Churchgate, River Lane, Bridgegate, Rectory Road, Union Street, Rectory Road, Albert Road and Arlington Way.

The order also restricts Pegg from entering or remaining on pavements outside shops in Retford and Orsdall and prohibits him from being in possession of an unsealed container of alcohol in any public space or building within Retford except for licensed premises.

Gerald Connor, community safety co-ordinator at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “These prohibitions have been put in place to prevent Vicent Pegg from causing distress and harassment to the people of Retford.”

“Rest assured we will pursue individuals who commit these offences through the courts.”