Local Teenager sentenced for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order

Thursday 27 June 2019 Local Teenager sentenced for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order


A teenager has been sentenced for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which prohibits him from entering Coxmoor area of Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Alex Swain, 19, of no fixed address, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates' Court on Monday (24 June 2019) and pleaded guilty to breaching his order by entering the Nag's Head pub on Friday (21 June 2019).

The pub is included within a clearly defined map showing the area Swain cannot enter under the terms of his order.

Swain was made subject of the two-year order in September last year after he was sentenced for driving and anti-social behaviour related offences.

He was given a six-month conditional discharge for breaching his order on 21 June.

Sergeant Andy Lee, of the Ashfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "I am committed and determined that we will not let the Coxmoor Estate down and have a re-occurrence of incidents that have blighted the area.

"We have seen a significant drop in crime and anti-social behaviour in the area and as such will be working hard with the team, and our partners at Ashfield District Council, to make Coxmoor a better place to live and work.

"We'd encourage members of the public to actively report any incidents and any breaches of the order imposed on Swain.

"To report an incident you can call us 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"If you have any concerns you can also speak to your friendly beat team of PC 3386 Muir Finlay, PC 3512 Mark Topham or our Kirkby PCSOs."

Cllr Andy Meakin, Council Member for Abbey Hill said “Alex Swain had been wreaking havoc on the Coxmoor Estate for a long time. Though effective partnership working with the Police, we have been able to remove him from the area. This recent conviction for breaching his order shows that we are committed to keeping him and his peers out of the area.

“Residents have told us how things have improved in recent months and we want to assure them that we will not allow that level of antisocial behaviour to return to Coxmoor.

“Myself and Cllr Daniel Williamson are working hard with the Police to ensure that crime levels in the area continue to reduce.”