Woman who caused residents misery banned from Whitby and surrounding area for six years

A woman has been banned from part of the Yorkshire Coast for six years for her yob behaviour.

By Sarah Fitton
Monday, 25th January 2021, 4:16 pm
Emma Seed
Emma Seed

Emma Seed, 30, cannot enter Whitby and the surrounding area after an injunction issued by Scarborough County Court which is in force until December 20, 2026.

Police said Seed, who currently lives in the South Bank area of Middlesbrough, "caused misery" to Whitby residents.

Sgt Gareth Gilleard of North Yorkshire Police said: “The actions of Emma Seed have caused misery to residents in Whitby over a long period of time.

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“This injunction is the culmination of close collaborative working between Scarborough Borough Council and the Whitby Neighbourhood Policing Team with excellent support from the local community, whose involvement has been invaluable in securing this positive result.

“Although it has been a lengthy and complex process, the restrictions imposed by the injunction will make a huge difference to the residents of Whitby, ensuring the town is spared her behaviour for many years to come.

“Breaching this injunction could result in arrest and a court appearance, so I would urge members of the public to be vigilant and report any concerns to the police.”

Scarborough Borough Council applied for the order, supported by evidence from other agencies, including North Yorkshire Police.

“The injunction order comes after many months of harassment, alarm and distress to the community of Whitby caused by Ms Seed," said Sandra Rees, Scarborough Borough Council Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager.

"The anti-social behaviour occurred at multiple locations in Whitby including at various residential properties.

“I hope this court result sends out a clear message to everyone that Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire Police will not tolerate this or any other forms or behaviour that harms our community. We will always take action to stop and prevent offenders from doing so.”

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