Since Friday evening it has been confirmed that Hambleton District Council (HDC) have suspended the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) in relation to the Leeming Bar PSPO.
One of those who attended the Direct Action on Friday and the North Yorks Enquirer has been informed that FPNs are not being issued until further legal advice is given. HDC did not directly inform me.
While this remains the position HDC must not distribute any more leaflets as to do so is intimidation which is a form of anti-social behaviour. In addition, all notices and signage must be removed or covered for the same reason.
Intimidation may constitute a criminal offence under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.