Doorstep salesman who 'tormented' residents banned

A salesman has been ordered not to sell door-to-door across Nottinghamshire for three years.

Police went to court for the doorstep selling ban against Steven Langley after he had been "tormenting" residents in a number of local villages.

The criminal behaviour order was issued at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 17 May.

Langley, 44, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to acting as a pedlar without a pedlar’s certificate and was given the three-year order.

It bans Langley attempting doorstep sales or from carrying a bag containing items to sell.

The case went to court after Nottinghamshire Police arrested him in Gotham on 21 March after he was going door-to-door.

He had called at a man’s home, smelling of alcohol, and offering to sell goods from a holdall.

When the resident said "no", Langley reacted aggressively and threatened to spit at the victim before spitting on the floor, police said.

PC Matt Holden, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We’re delighted to have obtained this criminal behaviour order against Langley, who has been tormenting residents in a number of local villages.

“We know elderly and vulnerable residents, particularly in our rural areas, can be intimidated by this sort of behaviour.”

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