Worksop: Nuisance 27-year-old is first man in Bassetlaw to be served Criminal Behaviour Order

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A Worksop man who threatened shop staff and assaulted a police officer has become the first person in Bassetlaw to be served a Criminal Behaviour Order after new legislation was introduced earlier this year.

Ian Gilding, 27, of no fixed address, was issued the order following his conviction for threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer earlier this month.

The two-year order was sought after Gilding threatened staff at the ASDA store in Worksop town centre in August 2014 after staff confronted him about his behaviour. Police were called which led to Gilding assaulting the attending officer.

Gilding originally failed to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 1st December, where he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer in his absence. He was later arrested and found guilty of threatening behaviour towards the officer who located him.

He appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 16th December where he was issued with the order which will restrict him from being involved in disorderly, antisocial or abusive conduct in Queen Street, Worksop, and from entering any car park there.

It will also restrict Gilding from being in possession of alcohol in the Worksop area, as well as prohibiting him from entering the ASDA store and car park in Memorial Avenue.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for West Bassetlaw, Neil Bellamy, said: “Ian Gilding is an individual who does not think twice about using abusive and threatening behaviour towards anyone who challenges the behaviour that has made him a well-known figure in the Manton and Worksop town centre areas.”

“I hope this order sends a clear message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in our town and anyone committing similar offences can expect to face action.”

The Criminal Behaviour Order was obtained by Notts Police as part of Operation Kinetic, an operation running in Bassetlaw to tackle problematic offenders.

The orders were introduced in October 2014 under new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour more effectively once an individual has been convicted of a criminal offence. Anyone breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order could face up to five years in prison.