10-year be­hav­iour or­der for neigh­bour

Woman also re­ceived sus­pended jail term and fine

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A RUIS­LIP woman who sent her neigh­bours threat­en­ing let­ters, filmed them and de­lib­er­ately drove into them out­side their homes has re­ceived a 10-year crim­i­nal be­hav­iour or­der.

Celia Tan, of Old Hatch Manor, was con­victed of ha­rass­ment and care­less driv­ing at Isle­worth Crown Court on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 5, af­ter a seven-day trial.

The 47-year-old in­ter­preter moved from Pin­ner to Ruis­lip in 2009.

When a fam­ily with young chil­dren moved op­po­site her in 2013 she con­sis­tently called traf­fic wardens com­plain­ing about park­ing, de­lib­er­ately blocked their drive­way, sent let­ters threat­en­ing court ac­tion and made un­founded al­le­ga­tions to the po­lice and Hilling­don Coun­cil.

She con­sis­tently pho­tographed and filmed her neigh­bours from her bed­room win­dow and in the street and re­ferred to them as ‘scum’, the court was told. Tan was is­sued with a ha­rass­ment warn­ing by the lo­cal safer neigh­bour­hood po­lice of­fi­cer, PC He­len Low, in Novem­ber 2014.

She re­fused to com­ply with the warn­ing and in March 2015, while driv­ing her car in Old Hatch Manor, she de­lib­er­ately drove onto the pave­ment to­wards her neigh­bours, nar­rowly avoid­ing any in­juries.

Tan was then ar­rested and re­manded in cus­tody.

She re­ceived a two-year sus­pended prison sen­tence and a £2,500 fine as well as five points on her driv­ing li­cense.

She was also made sub­ject to a 10-year crim­i­nal be­hav­iour or­der with con­di­tions not to con­tact her vic­tims and not to make any al­le­ga­tions of an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour, ex­cept through solic­i­tors, and not to take films or pho­tos of any­thing in Old Hatch Manor, Ruis­lip.

In­spec­tor Rob Bryan, neigh­bour­hood in­spec­tor for Hilling­don north, said: “Ms Tan showed no re­morse or con­science through­out this case. Her be­hav­iour to­wards her neigh­bours was shock­ing and I com­mend them for their re­silience.

“She tried to frus­trate the case against her at ev­ery turn but PC Low was not de­flected by th­ese tac­tics, pre­sent­ing an ex­cel­lent case to the court and se­cur­ing a con­vic­tion.

“The CBO will en­sure Ms Tan does not re­peat her be­hav­iour against her neigh­bours.”

n ‘NO RE­MORSE’: Celia Tan

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