Abusive tenant escapes prison term

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AN ABUSIVE and threatening council tenant has been given a suspended prison sentence for breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction order.

Darren Tingle, aged 61, of Arcubus Avenue, Swallownest, was found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.

Rotherham County Court heard an anti-social behaviour injunction order had been obtained by Rotherham Council against Tingle in April following complaints he had been abusing and threatening a neighbour.

He had also been abusive to council staff working in the Customer Service Centre on Worksop Road, Aston.

The anti-social behaviour injunction order prohibited Tingle ‘from assaulting, threatening to assault, abusing or otherwise engaging in conduct capable of causing a nuisance or annoyance’ to one of his neighbours.

But after a further incident on June 14 involving Tingle and aneighbour further action was taken.

Coun Rose McNeeley, Rotherham Council cabinet member for safe and attractive neighbourhoods, warned: “This authority will not tolerate serious persistent nuisance and anti-social behaviour. ”