Persistent Offender Banned from Worksop Town Centre

Persistent Offender Banned from Worksop Town Centre

Bassetlaw District Council have successfully applied for a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against Daniel (Danny) Wilson of Plantation Hill, Worksop following persistent breaches of the Worksop Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

This means that Danny Wilson is now banned from Worksop Town Centre for two years until the 28th July 2024.

At a hearing at Mansfield Magistrates Court, the Court heard how Danny Wilson breached the Worksop PSPO on the following occasions:

  • 14th October 2021 – Using offensive language
  • 16th October 2021 – Consuming alcohol in a designated area
  • 9th November 2021 – Refusing to surrender alcohol to a Police Officer
  • 8th January 2022 – Making offensive gesture to staff at the Worksop interchange
  • 28th January 2022 – Refusing to surrender an open container of alcohol and using offensive language
  • 28th January 2022 – Using foul and abusive language in presence of a local shop owner
  • 29th January 2022 – Using foul and abusive language towards staff at the Worksop interchange
  • 11th February 2022 – Using foul and abusive language towards staff at the Worksop interchange

The Court also heard additional evidence about the impact of Danny Wilson’s behaviour on market traders in the town centre and from the Police on the impact of being called out to deal with his behaviour. A local trader also gave a statement about how Danny Wilson’s behaviour was impacting upon their trade.

The Criminal Behaviour Order means that Danny Wilson must not,

  1. Act or incite others to act in an anti-social manner, that is to say, a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household.
  2. Consume alcohol in a public place, other than licensed premises.
  3. Be drunk in any public place.
  4. Display behaviours which an Officer of Bassetlaw District Council or Nottinghamshire Police believes are attributed to being under the influence of an illegal substance.
  5. Congregate in a group of people and act in a manner causing or likely to cause any person to fear for their safety.
  6. Enter the area edged in black, on the attached map, unless being transported inside a car or public transport vehicle.

Councillor Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“I am pleased that the Court have awarded a Criminal Behaviour Order against Danny Wilson and that he is now barred from the town centre for the next two years. We know the effect his behaviour has been having on residents and visitors to the town and we know that people want us to take action. His presence and behaviour in Worksop often acts as a catalyst for others and this is an important step in breaking those links.

"Reporting anti-social behaviour is really important as it allows us to present the Court with the evidence needed to secure things like CBOs that can start to have a positive impact on the town centre.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, June 14, 2023