Troublemaker banned from part of Kirkby

Alex Swain appeared in the dock at Mansfield magistrates' court earlier this week.
Alex Swain appeared in the dock at Mansfield magistrates' court earlier this week.

A teenager has been sentenced for driving offences and anti-social behaviour in Kirkby

Alex Swain, 18, of Coxs Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, appeared at Mansfield magistrates' court on Thursday where he was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

It follows a police investigation into reports of Swain driving his motorbike and behaving anti-socially in the Coxmoor area of Kirkby.

The court issued him with a Criminal Behaviour Order, which bans him from the Coxmoor area for two years or acting in a manner that could cause any offence to people in the town.

Swain was also banned from driving for a year and given 24 points on his license.

Councillor Christian Chapman, cabinet member for crime prevention and community safety at Ashfield District Council, said: "The council, in conjunction with the police, is working hard to tackle the ongoing issues in Coxmoor.

"We are determined to make the area a place that people want to, and are proud to, live in.

"The Criminal Behaviour Order issued to Swain demonstrates the council will use all the powers we have in order to make our streets and estates safe, and that behaviour like this from the few will not be tolerated."

Neighbourhood Sergeant Carl Holland added: "Swain thought he could get away with driving illegally and his disqualification shows that this is not the case.

"This is a fantastic result for the community of the Coxmoor estate as we believe he has been causing issues for a number of years.

"The Criminal Behaviour Order shows that people committing anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and the partners will take action against the perpetrators using the full force of the law to protect the community."