Woman jailed for threatening Ashfield District Council officers

At the court on Monday she was convicted and received a jailedsentence of eight weeks.
At the court on Monday she was convicted and received a jailedsentence of eight weeks.

A 30-year-old woman has been jailed for eight weeks after threatening Ashfield District Council officers.

Joanne Taylor, 30, of no fixed address, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court and was jailed for making threats of harm towards a Community Protection Officer and an Anti-Social Behaviour and Nuisance Officer.

The officers reported the offences to Nottinghamshire Police, and Taylor was arrested and subsequently charged.

At the court on Monday she was convicted and received a jailed sentence of eight weeks.

She was also charged a £15 surcharge.

Councillor Christian Chapman, Cabinet member for Crime Prevention and Community Safety, said: “This demonstrates the partnership working that is ongoing between Nottinghamshire Police and the Community Safety team at Ashfield District Council.

“We will not tolerate our officers being threatened and abused as they go about their jobs. They are out in the district working to reduce anti-social behaviour and make our towns nicer places to be.

"The behaviour of those who chose to act this way will be dealt with, and as this case shows, can end in serious consequences.”