Abuse ban man jailed

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An ABUSIVE man who breached an injunction 23 times has been sent to prison.

Jack Parkin, of no fixed abode, was a frequent visitor to the Cornhill tower block on Brightmore Drive, Netherthorpe, where he committed various acts of anti-social behaviour, including damage to property and assaults.

Sheffield County Court granted an injunction against Parkin in May, banning him from an area around Brightmore Drive and also from assaulting, threatening, abusing or otherwise causing a nuisance on the street.

But, despite the injunction, which remains in force for two years, Parkin continued to be a regular visitor to Cornhill flats and while there also carried out an assault, an attempted assault and other anti-social behaviour.

In total, he breached the injunction 23 times.

Sheffield Council and Sheffield Homes applied to court for committal proceedings last month.

Parkin did not attend the hearing at Sheffield County Court and His Honour Judge Graham Robinson found the 23 breaches of the injunction proved.

He sentenced Mr Parkin to three months’ imprisonment.An arrest warrant was issued and Parkin was detained and is now beginning his sentence.

Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Mr Parkin has proven that he cannot or will not agree to the terms of his injunction and we will not tolerate any kind of criminal activity taking place in our properties.

Mr Parkin did not heed the many warnings he was given and now must suffer the consequences, which in this case is a prison sentence.”

Judge Robinson also ordered Mr Parkin to pay the council’s costs of £2,232.25.