Council wins anti-social behaviour injunction against two Mansfield people

Mansfield District Council has successfully applied for two injunctions after numerous complaints against a tenant David Lingham (61), of New England Way, and his partner Margaret Shooter (47), who lives at the same address.

Mansfield Magistrates’ Court was told that in the past few months Lingham, a tenant of the council, and his partner had been verbally aggressive and threatening towards other tenants in the complex. The pair swore, threatened and physically pushed a councillor and were also abusive and threatening towards council staff.

District Judge Williscroft heard the case and granted an injunction against both, prohibiting them from engaging in anti-social behaviour, and ordered them to pay the Council’s costs of £417.50.

Mr Lingham was concerned he would lose his property, but the council made it clear that it had not issued possession proceedings at that point but would consider doing so in the future if the behaviour continued.

Coun Mick Colley, Portfolio Holder for Tenancy Services and Housing Needs at Mansfield District Council, said: “The Council will not tolerate anti-social behaviour from its tenants or other residents in the District and I hope that this injunction sends a clear message to all those who think their anti social behaviour will not be dealt with.”