Anti-social son banned from mum’s flat after court cases

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AN ABUSIVE resident has been banned from the area of Sheffield where he used to live after leaving neighbours ‘distressed and frightened’.

Philip Proverbs had been living with his mum at Hucklow Road, Firth Park, in a block of flats reserved for residents aged over 40.

The 38-year-old had moved from the Longley area where he was previously subject of an anti-social behaviour order in 2004, for making threatening and abusive remarks.

But Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard he continued to commit anti-social behaviour including noise nuisance and swearing at Firth Park.

He would shout and swear in communal areas, frightening neighbours.

The court heard he also banged on doors, asking for money and cigarettes.

Proverbs was prosecuted for a public order offence in July, after threatening a neighbour and her daughter, and sentenced to a supervision order, 60 hours’ unpaid work and a restraining order.

He was also recently prosecuted for a further offence of harassment towards another neighbour, for which he received a community punishment order.

After the cases, Sheffield Council applied for an anti-social behaviour injunction, backed up by power of arrest.

The injunction bans him from being in a defined area in and around Hucklow Road and causing anti-social behaviour towards the residents of Hucklow Road.

Dean Butterworth, of Sheffield Homes, said: “It is unusual for the council and Sheffield Homes to apply for and obtain a power of arrest, which reflects the seriousness of Proverbs’s behaviour.”