Sentenced for breaching Juniper Close closure order


Man and woman ignored order to stay away

A man and woman have both been sentenced after ignoring a closure order.   The order had been issued to protect the vulnerable resident of a property in Banbury’s Juniper Close from exploitation and local drug users.

Rebecca Nuttall, aged 30 and Thomas Hassall, aged 32, were both convicted at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (January 21).  They were issued with a £100 fine and a two year restraining order.

Nuttall and Hassall, both of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count each of breaching a closure order at a property in Juniper Close, Banbury.

The court had heard that at around 5.30pm last Friday they were found in the property.   It had previously been issued with a closure order following incidents of anti-social behaviour.   Nuttall and Hassall were subsequently arrested and charged.

Sergeant Sarah Nash, of the Banbury problem solving team said: “A closure order was issued at this property to protect the vulnerable resident from exploitation and local drug users.

“Despite knowing this, Nuttall and Hassall continued to enter the property putting the resident at risk.

“We take breaches like this very seriously and work hard to protect our communities from this kind of anti-social behaviour and drug misuse.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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