Committal for contempt of Court in Open Court in the County Court sitting at Mansfield: Dyer

|Contempt of Court

The County Court sitting at Mansfield

Vincent Peter Dyer

Case Number: B00MF467

Bassetlaw District Council



On Thursday 9th June 2016 District Judge Davies, sitting at County Court at Mansfield, was satisfied that the Defendant VINCENT PETER DYER had been guilty of contempt of court by breaching the terms of an injunction order made under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 on 24TH September 2015.

The Defendant was represented by a Solicitor.

The order provided, where relevant to the breach, that the Defendant was prohibited from entering or remaining upon an area shown edged red on a plan annexed to the order which included the property at 18 Northumbria Close, Worksop

The Defendant was arrested on 9 June 2016 whilst within Northumbria Close, Worksop.

The Defendant readily admitted his breach, and the court considered the mitigation put forward on his behalf by his solicitor. The Defendant had previously breached the order on three occasions, in respect of which he had been sentenced to 28 days’ imprisonment on 19th October 2015, 56 days imprisonment on 17th November 2015, and three months imprisonment on 1 June 2016 (in the latter case suspended for 12 months). In all three instances, the defendant admitted breach of the order.

In respect of the instant breach (unlike that dealt with on 1 June 2016), there had been no verbal aggression or violence on the part of the Defendant. He had been found at an address at which he was prohibited by the order to attend, in a state of intoxication.

The Defendant was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 28 days in respect of the instant breach, and the three-month suspended sentence for the breach dealt with on 1 June 2016 was activated. The sentences were ordered to run consecutively, being 4 months in total.

District Judge Davies