10-year behaviour order for neighbour
Woman also received suspended jail term and fine
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