ASBO for abusive letter box pest
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
A woman who harassed and intimidated people in the Huyton area of Merseyside by banging on their doors and shouting through their letterboxes at night has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).
Last week a court heard about a string of incidents during which Margaret Farley, of no fixed abode, called at homes on the Bakers Green estate late at night, often shouting abuse, loudly knocking on doors and screaming in the street.
There were also a number of incidents where the 37-year-old had allegedly damaged property, including slashing car tyres and pulling telephone wires out of the walls of a house.
Under the terms of her ASBO, Farley has been prohibited from using foul, abusive or threatening language or behaviour towards any person in any place to which the public have access.
The application for the order was brought by Knowsley Council and supported by Merseyside Police and social landlord Knowsley Housing Trust.
If Farley is found to be in breach of any of the conditions of the ASBO she is liable to be convicted to a term of imprisonment of up to five years, a fine, or both.