A NUISANCE neighbour has been slapped with an ASBO for making threats to kill, shouting abuse at locals and attacking a door with a spade.
Denis Clare, aged 61, was issued with the Anti-Social Behaviour Order by Chesterfield magistrates who were presented with a dossier of evidence against him.
The court heard he attacked his wife Karon’s door with a spade in an incident witnessed by neighbours.
He also hurled abuse at neighbours on his wife’s street and made threats to kill.
Magistrates were told since the end of October 2009 Derbyshire Police had received 17 calls about incidents at Clare’s home on Avondale Road, Inkersall.
Residents told officers Clare had caused them alarm and distress for eight years.
Some attended court to give evidence against him but were not required after he accepted the ASBO.
Clare was banned from causing nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to anyone in Chesterfield.
He was also banned from threatening anyone in Avondale Road, Inkersall, or allowing his wife, who also has an ASBO, into his home.
The ASBO will last for two years.
Coun Tony Rogers, of Chesterfield Council, said: “Everyone involved is very grateful to the residents of Avondale Road.
“Their willingness to report anti-social behaviour and assist the police and the council ensured a compelling case could be put together to resolve a persistent and difficult problem and achieve a positive result.”
Dianne Illsley, anti-social behaviour co-ordinator for Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership, said: “We hope this case will encourage other residents who are suffering anti-social behaviour to work with us.
“The support and courage of these people has helped improve life for everyone.”
Details of the ASBO are in a leaflet circulated in Inkersall.