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Published by James Allan for Salix Homes in Housing and also in Communities

A racist neighbour who was banned from entering two Salford tower blocks on the grounds of his anti-social and aggressive behaviour has been jailed for breaching the terms of a court order.

Ian Rimmer, formerly of Canon Hussey Court in Islington, Salford, was served with an Injunction Order on October 4 preventing him from entering Canon Hussey Court or Arthur Millwood Court.

However Rimmer, 45, was found in the exclusion zone at Canon Hussey Court last Sunday, November 10 and was arrested at the scene.

Rimmer appeared at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Monday, November 11 where he pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Injunction Order and was jailed for 28 days.

Salford housing provider Salix Homes had sought legal action against former tenant Rimmer on the grounds of his ongoing racist and aggressive behaviour and he was evicted in August.

Rimmer has a long history of anti-social and criminal behaviour, which has included racist and homophobic comments made to another resident, threatening and racist behaviour towards Salix Homes’ employees and playing constant loud music at his property. He was also in rent arrears. 

Salix Homes has obtained several Injunction Orders against Rimmer in the past, the conditions of which included banning him from the Salix Homes' offices in Hankinson Way and preventing him from threatening violence or causing nusiance to his neighbours, but despite the Injunctions being in place his bad behaviour continued.

The court heard how since being banned from entering the tower blocks, Rimmer had behaved in an aggressive manner towards two Salix Homes’ employees who had asked him to leave.

Sue Sutton, director of customer and neighbourhood services at Salix Homes, said: “Salix Homes takes community safety very seriously and we strive to make sure that our neighbourhoods are safe and secure places to live.

“Despite us securing several Injunction Orders and evicting Ian Rimmer he has continued to cause fear and upset among residents in the area and has been threatening towards our employees which we will not tolerate.

“We welcome the judge’s decision to jail Rimmer and this sends out a clear message that we will not allow our communities to be harrassed and intimidated in this way and will always take action where possible to protect residents living in our communities.

"We take all reports of anti-social behaviour extremely seriously and I would urge anyone who is suffering from anti-social behaviour to come forward with information, so we can ensure our neighbourhoods remain safe places to live.”

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