Ban on visitors at ‘noisy’ home
NUISANCE neighbour Paul Haigh has been told he risks being jailed if he has visitors in his flat after 9pm.
A 12-month injunction has been served on the 45-year-old after he disturbed his neighbours with loud music and anti-social behaviour at his Newcastle home.
The order prevents Haigh from having guests at his flat at Friars Court, Friarswood Road, between 9pm and 9am.
The Stoke-on-Trent County Court order also forbids him from:
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Engaging in any noise so loud it can be heard from the confines of his flat;
Threatening, intimidating or harassing any of his neighbours;
Allowing two known females to visit the property at any time;
Now the housing tenant has been warned he will be arrested, and possibly jailed, if he breaches any terms of the order.
Aspire Housing applied for the injunction after residents complained about problems with noise and nuisance behaviour.
A temporary injunction was first served on August 22, and has now been extended after Haigh decided not to appeal against the decision.
Aspire’s Head of Housing, Caroline Baggaley, said: “Aspire Housing does not tolerate any form of anti-social behaviour and welcomes the extension of the injunction for 12 months.
“We have been working very closely with Mr Haigh and the local community to try and resolve the issues of noise nuisance and other anti-social behaviour, and will continue to monitor the situation.”
People living on Friarswood Road also welcomed the injunction.
One neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “On one occasion I was sat in my living room and I couldn’t hear my television because my ear drums were bursting with music coming from the flat.
“You see four of five people turn up at the flat with carrier bags full of whatever, and sometimes they’re drinking in the street.
“In the past there’s been occasions where he’s been shouting out of his window at people, or people have been shouting up at his flat to let them in.
“There was one incident a couple of weeks ago where three police cars and paramedics turned up at the flat, but I’m not sure what had gone on.”
Another neighbour said: “I’m not sure if the problem is with Paul or if it’s more to do with the people he hangs around with.
“Hopefully, this injunction will give the residents some peace and quiet for the next 12 months.”
Haigh said he had been receiving treatment for his alcohol problem.
He said: “I took a woman in off the street, and another woman turned up at my flat at 5.30am and started to fight with her, which was nothing to do with me.
“I’ve asked Aspire to find me a new property, preferably with a garden, and I’m waiting to hear back from them.”