Ollerton man jailed for breaching Criminal Behaviour Order

16 August 2019

A man responsible for persistent anti-social behaviour in Ollerton town centre has appeared in court after breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

Bringing him back before the courts is part of the partnership approach of Nottinghamshire Police and Newark and Sherwood District Council in dealing with such problem individuals who disrupt the peace to the local community.

Currently there are 11 men and women in Newark and Sherwood who are the subject of outstanding Criminal Behaviour Orders and enforcement is vital in dealing with anti-social behaviour. 

Lee Bowman (42) of no fixed abode and with a long history of anti-social behaviour, appeared before Mansfield Magistrates Court on August 9, 2019 for a breach of his order, imposed upon him on June 28, 2018 for behaving in a way that had caused or was likely to cause nuisance and distress to others. 

Bowman was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, six weeks for breach of his CBO and 12 weeks suspended sentence activated from previous sentencing. 

Under the terms of the order, Bowman is prohibited from:

  1. Using threatening, intimidating, insulting, or abusive words or behaviour in any place in which the public has access to in Ollerton or Boughton
  2. Entering Forest Road, Ollerton, including Tesco store and car park and Asda store and car park

Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We continue to work with the police to target those who commit anti-social behaviour in the district and this case in Ollerton serves to demonstrate that we will not tolerate behaviour by individuals that causes alarm and distress.

“A significant amount of work takes place prior to a Criminal Behaviour Order being secured at court to give offenders are given the opportunity to address their issues. For those who decline the support or continue to behave in a way that is unacceptable and in a manner that impacts on others, we will take the necessary action to bring them back to court where the persistent offending is dealt with accordingly.”

Inspector Heather Sutton, District Commander for Newark and Sherwood Police said: “We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in our areas. Mr Bowman was issued his CBO over a year ago and has continued with his behaviour. 18 weeks is quite a sentence and shows the power that the authorities have to reduce anti-social behaviour.”

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