Councillor given court summons on harassment charges

A councillor has been given a court summons in connection with two harassment offences on his home street in Ashfield.

Tom Hollis, deputy leader of Ashfield District Council and Ashfield Independents member for Huthwaite and Brierley, is due to appear in Nottingham Magistrates Court in December in relation to a “series of incidents” on Windmill Close, Sutton-in-Ashfield.

It follows a neighbour dispute on the Sutton-in-Ashfield road in May 2020, allegedly involving Hollis and another resident on the street.

The councillor, 27, who also represents Sutton West on Nottinghamshire County Council, “vehemently denies” the allegations.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: “A man has been reported for summons for two offences of harassment following a series of incidents at Windmill Close, Sutton-in-Ashfield, in May 2020.

“The 27-year-old will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on December 4, 2020 in relation to these charges.”

Nottinghamshire Police have also confirmed that Mr Hollis will not officially be charged with the offences until he appears in court.

The summons has come after a resident complained a caravan had been parked in front of her front door.

Nottinghamshire Live – Local News