Nuisance neighbour in Chesterfield locked up for 28 days

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A nuisance neighbour has been sent to a young offenders’ institution for 28 days.

Joshua Hibbert, aged 19, of Arundel Close, Newbold, flouted a court injunction which prevented him returning to his council flat.

The injunction was put in place by Chesterfield County Court following an application made by Chesterfield Council.

The court heard Hibbert had a large number of visitors to his flat and Chesterfield Council and Derbyshire Police received regular reports from neighbours about incidents including all night parties, loud music, swearing, fighting and drunken behaviour.

They also reported visitors urinating and vomiting in a communal area

Hibbert initially complied with the order and left his flat but Chesterfield Council received reports that he had been seen in the communal area outside on February 22.

He also posted a picture of himself on Facebook standing outside his flat with the comment ‘at the crib’.

Sentencing him to 28 days in jail, District Judge Wall said Hibbert had deliberately breached the court injunction and his post on Facebook showed he viewed the matter as a joke.

Councillor Jim McManus, Chesterfield Council’s executive member for housing, said: “Hibbert’s actions in going back to the flats, even after being given the court injunction, show the contempt with which he treated neighbouring residents.

“The custodial sentence sends out a message to other people that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.”