An abusive nuisance neighbour from Derbyshire is fined after breaching a civil injunction

A nuisance resident has been fined after he breached an injunction by continuing to abuse a neighbour.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 4:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 4:39 pm
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on April 3 how Stephen Wright, 35, of Spring Bank Road, Chesterfield, insulted a former neighbour at Gorse Valley Road, Hasland, Chesterfield, which he was banned from doing by a previously imposed injunction.

Prosecuting solicitor Rosanna McDaid said: “The victim lives on Gorse Valley Road and from March 15, 2018, a civil injunction had been imposed against the defendant.”

Wright had insulted a neighbour’s partner when he was outside a flat and the neighbour stated that there had been insults and threats and damage to their property so an injunction had been put in place.

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But in October, 2018, Wright began taunting the neighbour’s partner and peering through a flat window but his actions were recorded on a phone.

Miss McDaid added that Wright has since been re-housed and is not living in the same street anymore.

Wright pleaded guilty to insulting a resident which he was prohibited from doing by a civil injunction granted by Manchester county court.

Defence solicitor Denney Lau said: “What we have is a gentleman who has been a resident for the last ten years.

“It is clear he is a man with mental health issues.”

Mr Lau explained that Wright has been undergoing treatment and care in the last four months concerning his mental health.

He added: “There have been no further incidents or hatred towards them but at that time he was suffering with mental health issues.”

Magistrates fined Wright £80 and ordered him to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.