Custodial sentence for Council Tenant

Wednesday 29 July 2020 Custodial sentence for Council Tenant

 

An Ashfield District Council tenant has received a four week suspended sentence for breaching his Anti-Social Behaviour injunction.

Samuel Lennox of Chatsworth Drive, Hucknall was issued an Anti-social Behaviour injunction for causing significant damage to his Council owned property and his persistent threatening and disruptive behaviour by the Councils Anti-Social Behaviour team. Despite the court ordering him to be excluded from Chatsworth Drive, Samuel Lennox breached the injunction within two weeks by entering his property and causing further distress to his neighbours.

Following the hard work of the Councils Anti-Social Behaviour and Legal teams he was sentenced to a four week custodial sentence, suspended until December 2020 at Nottingham County Court.

Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Protection said “This is a fantastic piece of work by our Anti-Social Behaviour and Legal officers. We want to make it perfectly clear that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, and we will take all the actions needed to ensure that nuisance behaviour is tackled across the District.

“We will take enforcement action on residents that thinks its ok to disrupt the lives of their neighbours and communities. A suspended prison sentence is a serious sentence, and we’d like the outcome of this case to act as a warning to those that think it’s ok be a nuisance. I’d personally like to thank all the Council officers that were involved in this case.”