Skegby woman slapped with ASBO for nuisance behaviour

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A well known nuisance from the Healdswood estate in Skegby has been given an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) following a harassment conviction.

Over several years Jenna Michelle Bates, of Cedar Close, has plagued residents and neighbours with her rowdy and drunken behaviour.

Following action by Ashfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team the 26-year-old was issued with the ASBO at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Since April 2011 Bates has verbally abused Skegby residents, tampered with neighbours’ electricity supplies, regularly played loud music and held rowdy parties that often ended in drunken fights.

She was arrested for harassment in November last year and given a community referral order and an ASBO following her conviction.

The conditions of the ASBO forbid Bates from acting or inciting others to act in an antisocial manner, causing harassment, alarm, or distress to anyone within the area Healdswood area.

Pc Paul Carter, of the Ashfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This shows we are continuing to take positive action for the community.

“This individual had caused problems around the area for a considerable amount of time.

“Her continuing bad behaviour showed she had no regard for the community or the law.

“Hopefully this ASBO will help her curb and address her behaviour and at the same time give some respite to the community.

“I hope it serves as a warning to other individuals that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated by the police or local communities.”

The ASBO will remain in place until January 2015 and if Bates breaches the order she will face a fine or prison sentence of up to five years.