Suspended sentence for tenant who threatened to kill
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A social housing tenant who threatened to kill his neighbour has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
Adactus Housing Group resident Brian Hughes was given a four-week jail sentence at Liverpool Crown Court on January 8, which was suspended for six months.
The offender had breached a ruling handed down in June 2012 not to take part in antisocial behaviour.
Hughes, 39, of Ash Road, Litherland, had called his neighbour a "grass" and told him "watch your back, you're dead".
Adactus's tenancy enforcement officer, Neil Kenyon, said: "The neighbour was really pleased with the result, and we hope that there will be no further problems from Mr Hughes. If there are, then he could be sent to prison. It was good to see that the Liverpool court takes breaches of these court orders seriously."
Debbie Parkinson, Tenancy Enforcement Manager for Adactus, added: "The court’s decision in this case demonstrates to both complainants and those who cause the nuisance that there are consequences if people behave badly and act in an anti social manner towards their neighbours."