Injunction for Worksop Woman

Nicola Smith WEB
A Worksop woman has been banned from an area of Bracebridge after targeting an elderly resident who lived there.

Nicola Smith, 34, of no fixed abode, was given an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction at Mansfield County Court on 5th October following an application by Bassetlaw District Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team.

The Council, in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police and A1 Housing, had investigated reports that Smith and some of her acquaintances, over a period of five months, had assaulted, extorted money from and exploited an elderly resident. They had also used the resident’s property to take substances believed to be drugs and New Psychoactive Substances. 

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “An elderly and vulnerable resident has been subjected to months of abuse at the hands of Smith and her friends. Thanks to this injunction we hope that the resident can now return to normal life. The Council will not stand by and watch targeted ASB like this and will work with the Police and other agencies to help residents in need.”

Don Spittlehouse, Managing Director at A1 Housing, said: “By working with the Police and the Council to secure this Injunction, we have now been able to protect a vulnerable resident from any further victimisation and distress.”

Under the terms of the Injunction, Smith must not enter or remain in an area of Bracebridge; Engage in conduct which causes or is capable of causing harassment, alarm or distress to a named resident; Assault or threaten a named resident.

The Injunction will remain in force until 12noon on Monday 5th March 2018 and has a power of arrest attached to it should Smith breach three of the four conditions. Smith was also ordered to pay costs of £377.50.

Should a member of the public wish to report a suspected breach of the Injunction, please report this to Nottinghamshire Police on 101. 

Published: Friday 03 November 2017