Teenage nuisance admits breaching Criminal Behaviour Order

Nathan Lee
Nathan Lee

A teenage pest who was given a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) has admitted breaching the order less than two months after it was issued.

Nathan Lee, 18, of Bentinck Close, Boughton, was handed the CBO for being a persistent nuisance to his neighbours.

But he was recently found to be driving a car without a licence or insurance, and being with a known associate that he had been prohibited from meeting as part of the order.

Appearing before Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, it was heard how police had spotted Lee behind the wheel of a Hyundai Coupe on Boughton’s Turner Lane and stopped him.

His associate was also in the car.

In mitigation, Deborah Bell said Lee had borrowed a friend’s car to visit his girlfriend in King’s Mill Hospital where she was having an operation.

He had seen his friend and picked him up to give him a lift home, it was claimed.

She said: “It’s the first breach of the order and Mr Lee knows he has got to observe it.

“This was a chance encounter and he did not deliberately set about doing it.”

He admitted the breach and the driving offences, but the court was told how Lee had yet to engage with the Youth Offending Panel as part of the CBO.

The order was imposed in August after he was found to have threatened and harassed residents on a Boughton estate as well as causing a nuisance by riding off-road motorbikes and quad bikes in the area.

Under its strict guidelines, he is not to associate with four named individuals, not to be seen in groups of more than four, not to drive or even sit in a vehicle not intended for road use - such as off-road bikes - and not to cause alarm, harassment or distress in the areas of Ollerton, Boughton and Newark.

For the driving offences he was given six penalty points and a community order imposed for the breach, with 40 hours of community service and made to pay £170 in costs.

The magistrate told him: “We do not want you to have to come back to these matters or come in front of this court again.”