Ashfield man given three-year Criminal Behaviour Order

An Ashfield man has been prosecuted after breaching a Community Protection Notice (CPN) banning him from the Coxmoor estate in Kirkby.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 1:05 pm

Anthony Morrell, of no fixed abode, was issued the CPN by Ashfield District Council for causing significant disruption to the lives of others.

His violent behaviour resulted in criminal damage, physical and verbal threats to local residents and assaulting a police officer.

After breaching the order by entering Coxmoor and causing a nuisance in Sutton and Kirkby town centres, the council’s community protection team applied for a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against Morrell.

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Anthony Morrell

Nottingham Magistrates Court granted the order which forbids Morrell from entering or being on the Coxmoor Estate in Kirkby , engaging in conduct which causes nuisance or annoyance and threatening any person living, visiting or working in Sutton or Kirkby for the next three years.

He was also fined £800 for breaches of his CPN, £400 costs and victim surcharge of £90.

Coun Helen-Ann Smith, cabinet member for community safety, said “This is another example of Ashfield District Council taking anti-social behaviour seriously.

"Anthony Morrell was causing serious disruption with no regard for the impact this was having on the residents of Coxmoor.

"The action taken by the community safety team means he is no longer a threat to residents.

"Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, and action will be taken against those that continue to cause a nuisance.”

The CBO will remain in place until December 2023.

Coun Smith continued “Any suspected breaches by Morrell can be reported to the police on 101, or if Morrell is currently in breach of his order at the time of call on 999.”