Warsop ASBO woman avoids prison after breach

Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

A woman already subject to an anti-social behaviour order has escaped an immediate prison term after it was heard how she was ‘making progress’ .

Sharon Dennington (38) of Vickers Street, Warsop, admitted being in breach of her ASBO after she was reported to police for shouting and swearing on her street.

The ASBO was handed to Dennington in March of 2013, and part of that prohibited her from screaming, shouting and swearing, or playing loud music.

She was taken away by police and admitted she had been shouting.

She said that her partner had been walking around with a brick and using threatening language and she had walked outside to shout at him to stop.

The court was told how she had also breached the terms of the ASBO in January.

Defending Dennington at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, David Grant said: “Although this is a new offence she has been doing well with this order, and is making progress.

“We have a situation where there’s a whole host of underlying problems, and in this case, it was all down to her partner threatening to do something with a brick.

“To her it’s normal language, but to others, they can find it offensive. She went back into the house and the police came.

“There’s a level of co-operation with the probation service but there’s work clearly to be done.”

She was given a six-week jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, with 12 months supervision.

She was also made to pay £80 surcharge which will be deducted from her benefits.