Landmark ruling sees man given record exclusion order for ASB
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Landmark ruling sees man given record exlusion area
Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) has won a landmark Anti-social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) against a man who harassed its tenants and staff.
The injunction excludes Robert Saxon from large areas of Warrington where GGHT tenants reside.
He is also forbidden from engaging in or threatening violent behaviour towards any GGHT tenants, their visitors, officers or agents. The prohibitions are supported by a power of arrest.
Dating back to February 2011, the court found that Saxon had repeatedly targeted, harassed, abused and assaulted a number of GGHT tenants, many of which were vulnerable individuals.
After Saxon failed to change his behaviour and targeted further individuals, GGHT took the decision to apply to the court to widen the scope of the injunction to include the exclusion zone.
Helen Grant, Anti-social Behaviour Manager at Golden Gates Housing Trust, said, “I am delighted with this result which has been the culmination of hard work by officers of the Trust, the Community Safety Team and the legal team at BLM. I hope that this injunction both reduces the risk of harm that may otherwise have been caused by Saxon, and sends a clear message to others, who may see our vulnerable tenants as ‘easy targets’, that this behaviour will not be tolerated.”
Law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP (BLM) acted on behalf of Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) in successfully obtaining the ASBI.