A man, Nicholas Gordon, aged 40, residing in Lower Mickletown, Methley, Leeds, has been served with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for his ongoing anti-social behaviour, following coordinated efforts by Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police. The order was granted by Leeds Magistrates’ Court on May 11, 2023.
Under the terms of the CBO, Mr. Gordon is prohibited from entering Castleford town centre unless he has pre-arranged appointments with professionals such as solicitors, court officials, police, dentists, doctors, or as instructed by the court. In such cases, he must adhere to a direct route to and from the appointment and promptly leave the area upon completion.
Specifically, Mr. Gordon is forbidden from entering Wilkinson Store on Carlton Street, Castleford, as well as Peacocks Store located in Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre. Additionally, he is required to stay away from all retail premises within the Wakefield district.
This Criminal Behaviour Order will remain in effect until midnight on May 10, 2025. Any violation of the order will be considered an offence and may result in imprisonment.
Expressing satisfaction with the court’s decision, Councillor Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Poverty, and Health, stated, “We are pleased that the Court has granted this Criminal Behaviour Order. We will take decisive action against individuals who engage in unacceptable and anti-social behaviour. Our collaborative efforts with West Yorkshire Police serve as a clear message that such behaviour has no place in our district.”
Inspector Andrew Dickinson of Wakefield North East Neighbourhood Policing Team commented on the situation, saying, “Mr. Gordon has been involved in persistent anti-social behaviour and criminal activities, prompting our collaboration with Wakefield Council to obtain this order. The objective of the order is to prevent further instances of anti-social behaviour or crime while providing Mr. Gordon with access to the necessary support and guidance from Castleford’s services.”
Inspector Dickinson further warned, “Any breach of this order will constitute a crime, and Mr. Gordon may find himself facing a prison sentence.”