ASBO for man who harassed residents in Sutton

Paul Wheatcroft
Paul Wheatcroft

RESIDENTS living in Sutton have been given a two-year reprieve against a trouble maker in the town.

It comes after David Wheatcroft was issued with an anti-social behaviour order which will prevent him from harassing householders living in Sutton and the surrounding area.

Wheatcroft, who has no fixed address, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday.

At the hearing he was handed a two-year ASBO for a series of anti-social behaviour and public order offences committed in the area over the last few years.

Under the terms of the order, the 39-year-old has been told that he must not engage in any behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person in Sutton.

This includes the town centre, Carsic estate, Leamington estate, Skegby, Stanton Hill and Huthwaite, as well as the King’s Mill Hospital and Millbrook sites.

If he breaches the order he faces arrest which could in a fine or a prison term of up to five years.

Anyone who witnesses David Wheatcroft breaching his ASBO contact is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible on 101.

Alternatively, residents can call Crimestoppers anonymously on the free phone number 0800 555 111.