A local man who is known for committing acts of anti-social behaviour in Retford has been banned from entering the town centre to prevent him from causing further stress and alarm to residents, visitors and business owners
Shane Hulls, of no fixed abode, was given the Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction at Mansfield County Court on 17 May 2021 after Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire Police had received numerous reports from concerned businesses and members of the public.
Mr Hulls had been witnessed begging outside Retford businesses, causing distress to visitors to the town centre, as well as leaving litter and faeces in the doorways of a number of town centre shops.
The Injunction prevents Mr Hulls from entering parts of Retford and engaging in conduct which is capable of causing harassment, alarm or distress to residents living and working in Retford and the town centre. The injunction will remain in force until 16th November 2021.
Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Mr Hulls’ behaviour has been causing issues for residents and businesses in Bassetlaw for some time and this Injunction will prevent him from committing any further acts of anti-social behaviour in this part of Retford.”
“On several occasions the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and Street Outreach Team have encouraged Mr Hulls to engage with their services but unfortunately he has refused each time. This has left the Council and the Police with no other option than to pursue an Injunction.”
The injunction will remain in force until 16 November 2021 and prevents Shane Hulls, whether by himself or by instruction or encouraging or allowing any other person, from:
- Engaging in conduct which is capable of causing harassment alarm or distress to residents living and working in Retford and the town centre. For the avoidance of doubt this clause includes, but is not limited to, shouting, swearing, fighting, violence and threats of violence.
- Entering or remaining upon the areas edged in black on the map which are attached to the draft order, other than if accessing Retford Fire Station, Wharf Road, Retford, when the Council is offering severe weather night shelter for the district’s homeless and rough sleepers, and to access medical facilities pharmaceutical facilities or prescribed drugs. The permitted route of access to Retford Fire Station is highlighted in red, over Carolgate Bridge leading onto Wharf Road, where the Fire Station is shown circled in red.
Last Updated on Tuesday, June 22, 2021