Council and Police partnership to curb anti-social behaviour

The Safer Selby Hub has secured its first Injunctions against two people as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Selby.

Selby District Council and North Yorkshire Police have been working together as part of the Hub, to ensure a coordinated and robust response to key community safety issues.

Craig Wagstaffe, 41, and his son Kyle Wagstaffe, 18 of 14 Fostergate, Selby have yesterday (Thursday 17 December) had Injunctions made against them by District Judge Wright at York County Court, following several months of unacceptable behaviour.

The Injunctions prevent them from engaging in swearing, verbal abuse, threatening or intimidating behaviour both in their home and within the vicinity of Fostergate; they will remain in force until May 2016.  The Injunctions also prevent them from allowing youths to congregate in their property.

The Injunctions were sought following several months of anti-social behaviour, including shouting and swearing at all times of day, damage to the property and the congregation of youths inside and within the vicinity of the property.

PC Dave White, of Selby Police, said: “Since moving to Fostergate, Craig and Kyle Wagstaffe have made residents’ lives a misery.  They have been responsible for causing considerable distress to members of the local community, including elderly and vulnerable people, through persistent acts of anti-social behaviour.

“I have personally spoken to people living nearby who have been driven to tears by their intimidating, abusive and aggressive behaviour.

“We have worked hard with our partners to take this action, and I hope the injunction sends a strong message that we will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour of this kind.”

Selby District Council Executive Member for Housing, Leisure, Health and Culture, Cllr Dave Peart, added, “This is a real success for the Safer Hub partnership, which enables us to pool our resources and expertise to focus on what matters most to the local community.  This sort of behaviour is unacceptable and we’ll continue to work together to help protect people affected by this sort of thing across the district.”

Should either Craig Wagstaffe or Kyle Wagstaffe breach any of the terms of the Injunction, they may be found in Contempt of Court which is punishable by either a fine or imprisonment. Should residents become aware of a breach of the Injunction, they should report it immediately.