Langwith woman hit with ASBO for being a persistent troublemaker

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A 22-YEAR-OLD Langwith woman has been hit with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) for persistent troublemaking around the village.

Tanya Jane Downes, of Mary Street, has regularly been spotted in Langwith and Whaley Thorns drinking with a large group of teenagers and becomes loud, abusive and threatening.

She has also been seen at the site of a number of deliberate fires in the area, laughing and shouting at firefighters as they arrive at the scene.

After she was convicted of criminal damage on 27th February, Derbyshire Police, Bolsover District Council and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service worked together to secure the ASBO.

It was handed down at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on 27th March and prohibits her from lighting a fire in a public place or causing harassment, alarm or distress within Bolsover district or Nether Langwith.

She is also banned from consuming alcohol in a public place except in licensed premises, being in possession of an open container of alcohol in a public place or being in a public place with two or more persons engaging in behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

If she breaches the terms of the order she risks arrest and being put back before the courts.

The council’s cabinet member for community safety, Coun Brian Murray-Carr, said her behaviour was ‘deplorable’ and had led others astray.