Sometimes we have to seek action against a private resident to protect our tenants’ right to peaceful enjoyment of their homes.
We are pleased to have worked with Thames Valley Police to secure an anti-social behaviour civil injunction against Tina Lean of Belgrave Road, Aylesbury. The injunction forbids her from causing harassment, nuisance or annoyance to the residents of Quarrendon, and from making malicious or hoax calls to the emergency services.
Sadly, Miss Lean chose to breach her injunction on 19 September, a week after receiving it. Consequently, she appeared in court on Friday 21 September where she admitted two allegations relating to harassment, and was sentenced to 56 days in prison, suspended for 12 months.
Whilst Miss Lean is regularly a drain on public services, the nature of her offending means she can only be dealt with in a Magistrates Court, where sentencing powers are limited. However, if she continues to breach this court order, she faces up to two years in prison.
ASB Officer Craig Freeman says: “This has been a long and complex case, and I would like to pay tribute to the residents who have assisted us in securing action against Tina Lean.
“She has to now make a decision to stop engaging in serious and persistent anti-social behaviour or to continue. We urge her to change her behaviour, because if she does not, she will face prison”.
PC Smith for Thames Valley Police says: “There is a significant history of anti-social behaviour complaints made against Miss. Lean. Thames Valley Police will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and we will continue to work in partnership with the Trust’s Anti-social Behaviour Team to get such matters, where necessary, into court”.