New banning order for Balderton woman

17 July 2017

A WOMAN with a long track record of anti-social behaviour who repeatedly breached a Criminal Behaviour Order has received a new banning order.

Angela Winter (40) must stay away from the street where she lived, including her home address in Masefield Crescent, Balderton, Newark, following a hearing at Nottinghamshire  Magistrates.

Winter first received  the CBO on April 5, 2017, but following the breaches was taken back to court by Nottinghamshire Police and Newark and Sherwood District Council.

District Judge Timothy Devas was told, at the hearing on July 6, that the breaches, over a period between April 6 and May 15,  included Winter swearing, shouting and screaming outside the property where she lived. On one of these occasions she  was arrested for a public order offence.

During this time, Winter was also issued with two Community Protection Notice Warnings but continued to cause nuisance, alarm and distress to her neighbours. The court  heard that her behaviour had had a detrimental effect on a local business and on the health of neighbours.

The court was told that attempts by social services to support Winter in improving her behaviour had failed and that the application to vary the original CBO which, in effect, banned Winter from the home where she lived, was the only way left to protect the local community.

Winter, who pleaded guilty to the breaches, was given an 18 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. The CBO remains in force until April 5, 2019.

Neighbours have  endured Winter’s bad behaviour for a period stretching back to February 2015. At the April hearing,  she  pleaded guilty to a breach of a Community Protection Notice and  also admitted a charge of assault by beating after the court was told she had grabbed hold of a local resident by the neck before trying to pull her through a car window.   

Council anti-social behaviour officer Terry Bailey said: “This individual’s behaviour has been totally unacceptable. Our communities expect and deserve to be able to lead peaceful lives free of the distress and alarm this individual has continued to cause. This will serve as a lesson to anyone who cannot conduct themselves properly that, ultimately, we will take the necessary steps. ”

After attending the hearing, beat manager PC Martin Stannard,  said:  "The lives of people living locally to Winter have been blighted by her poor behaviour and use of foul and abusive language over a number of months.

"She had been given a number of opportunities to amend her behaviour prior to her appearing at court but instead she chose to ignore those warnings’.

"The expectation is that she will now abide by the conditions set by the court and allow her neighbours to enjoy living in their own homes once more."

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