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Axe threats, spitting in faces and attempted arson: 3 banned from Bristol area

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal

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Sovereign Housing Association has won injunctions against three people after a spate of antisocial acts were committed against its tenants.

All three cases were heard at Bristol County Court earlier in November

The first case involved a relative of a Sovereign tenant at Haymans Court in Bristol. The man, who does not live at the location, threatened and attempted to assault another resident with an axe in August.

Sovereign - which manages over 34,000 homes in the south of England - immediately applied for and was granted an emergency interim injunction, which the Court later confirmed, banning the man from the area for a year.

The second case concerned a women who attempted to set fire to her neighbour’s home in Phoenix Grove, Staple Hill. On 12 November, she was spotted pouring flammable material over the carpet and door of her neighbour's home before trying to set light to it. The neighbour intervened and managed to stop her.

The incident followed a number of complaints against the woman for antisocial behaviour, including noisy parties at the address.

The Court approved Sovereign’s request for an injunction and the woman is now banned from the area for a year.

The third case involved a man - the partner of a resident of Briary Road, Portishead - who threatened other residents, spat in the face of a neighbour and allegedly threw furniture out of a second-floor window.

The Court also banned him from the area for a year.

Aaron Devereaux, Sovereign’s head of antisocial behaviour, said: “These three outcomes are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Bristol anti-social behaviour team, and the courage of our residents, who were prepared to give statements or appear in court so that their neighbourhoods could be made better places to live.

“These three outcomes are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Bristol anti-social behaviour team, and the courage of our residents, who were prepared to give statements or appear in court so that their neighbourhoods could be made better places to live."

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