Sutton woman facing ASBO for drunken and rowdy behaviour

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A WELL known nuisance in the Mansfield and Ashfield area has been given an interim antisocial behaviour order (ASBO).

Over several years Sharon Dennington, of Park Street, Sutton in Ashfield has plagued residents and neighbours with her rowdy and drunken behaviour.

Following joint action by Ashfield District Council’s ASB team and Legal Services section and Nottinghamshire Police’s Safer Neighbourhood Team for Ashfield North, the 36-year-old was issued with an interim ASBO at Mansfield and Worksop Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 21st February.  

The order was obtained following years of drunken and antisocial behaviour by Dennington at a number of addresses both in Mansfield and more recently in Sutton-in-Ashfield. 

The conditions of the interim ASBO forbid Dennington from acting or inciting others to act in an antisocial manner, causing harassment, alarm, or distress to anyone within the administrative area of Ashfield District Council and Mansfield District Council. It also bans her from using abusive, insulting, threatening or intimidating language or behaviour towards officers of Nottinghamshire Police, Ashfield District Council, Mansfield District Council and East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Coun John Wilmott, deputy leader of Ashfield District Council said: “Her behaviour has caused distress to the local residents, resulting in them living in fear of abuse by her and had a clear affect upon their quality of life.   
“The council will use the tools and legislation available in order to provide the much needed respite and support for victims and witnesses of antisocial behaviour.”  

If Dennington breaches the order she will face a fine or prison sentence of up to five years. It lasts until Thursday 7th March at which time a full hearing for the order will take place.