Injunction for alcohol-fuelled sheltered housing tenant
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A sheltered housing tenant has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction after she threatened fellow residents and a member of New Progress Housing Association (NPHA) staff.
Judith Barker, of Old Mill Court sheltered scheme in Walmer Bridge, Preston, used threats of violence and abusive language towards residents and the manager of the sheltered scheme whilst in an alcohol-fuelled state.
The 57-year-old also set her Rottweiler dog on residents and a member of New Progress staff and allowed the animal to roam freely around the scheme, terrifying tenants and staff.
At Preston County Court, District Judge Anson awarded NPHA an injunction with the Power of Arrest against Barker for two years, and ordered her to pay the social landlord's court costs of £1,126.
The judge said: “After reading the witness statement I am content that an ASBI should be made for a two-year period with a power of arrest attached.”
Bernie Keenan, NPHA's executive director of housing, said: “We take any incident of threatening or abusive behaviour towards our staff, contractors or tenants extremely seriously.
"This case sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and we will do everything that we can to provide a safe environment for our employees to work in, as well as protect our tenants and keep our communities safe and peaceful places to live."
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