Awsworth man banned from village to tackle his anti-social behaviour

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An Awsworth man has been banned from visiting the village under any circumstances thanks to an anti-social behaviour injunction he was slapped with last week.

Adam Nurse, of Lawrence Avenue, was found guilty of causing nuisance and annoyance to the residents of Awsworth, with 23 seperate incidents of antisocial behaviour in a 6 month period.

The 23-year-old tried at Nottingham County by His Honour Judge Godsmark QC and the court made an anti-social behaviour injunction (ASBI) prohibiting him from being threatening and abusive to the residents of Awsworth and from being in the village at all.

The Court has made the ASBI until May 18, 2016 and failure to comply with the ASBI could lead to Nurse being found in contempt of Court and he may be sent to prison.

Cllr Pat Lally, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety at Broxtowe Borough Council, said: “The residents of Awsworth have suffered for many months from this behaviour which led to the Council taking legal action.

“The Council works closely with its partners to ensure that we protect our residents so they can live safely in the borough, as part of its commitment to not tolerating anti-social behaviour.”

Efforts to tackle the anti-social behaviour were taken by Nottinghamshire Police and the Council but despite their intervention, the anti-social behaviour continued and the decision was taken to apply for an injunction.

The Council can apply for injunctions to the County Court to prevent the behaviour of individuals that causes or is likely to cause anti-social behaviour that affects the Housing Management function of the Council, this can be done using sections 153A and 153C of the Housing Act 1996.