Woman threw cat poo at home of neigh­bours

Speech ban for three years

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS - TOM MACK

A WOMAN who threw cat poo at her neigh­bours’ homes has been banned from speak­ing to them for three years.

An­nah Daniels caused “com­plete mis­ery” with her cam­paign of ha­rass­ment against neigh­bours in the pic­turesque Hall Gar­dens, in Hem­ing­ton, near Cas­tle Don­ing­ton.

Daniels also threw stones at their homes and cars and de­lib­er­ately made holes in their fences.

Court doc­u­ments seen by our sis­ter pa­per the Le­ices­ter Mer­cury show that on at least one oc­ca­sion, Daniels spoke in an abu­sive and rude man­ner to her neigh­bours.

Dur­ing a hear­ing at Le­ices­ter County Court, she was given a three-year in­junc­tion af­ter be­ing de­scribed as a “neigh­bour from hell”.

Daniels, who is un­der­stood to be in her 50s, can­not com­mu­ni­cate with any of her six neigh­bours or en­gage in, or threaten to en­gage in, any anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

She is also for­bid­den from us­ing abu­sive lan­guage or en­gag­ing in in­sult­ing or threat­en­ing be­hav­iour to­wards her neigh­bours for the next three years.

Dur­ing this time, she also is banned from mak­ing holes or oth­er­wise dam­ag­ing the bound­ary fenc­ing be­tween nearby houses. She is barred from throw­ing any item to­wards a prop­erty on the es­tate.

These or­ders will re­main in force un­til Au­gust 2021.

The court pa­pers state that com­plaints about Daniels’ anti-so­cial be­hav­iour be­gan in 2015.

They re­veal she had been a given a se­ries of warn­ings by po­lice be­fore at­tend­ing court in April, when she was given a list of or­ders oblig­ing her to amend her be­hav­iour.

How­ever, she breached those or­ders in May and June, trig­ger­ing an­other court hear­ing to con­sider eight al­le­ga­tions.

Court doc­u­ments state Daniels threw stones at a neigh­bour’s con­ser­va­tory roof and other prop­erty, as well as cars.

While Daniels de­nied throw­ing cat fae­ces, the judge at the court ruled it had oc­curred.

Her Hon­our Judge Ge­orge said: “All of the al­le­ga­tions about Ms Daniels throw­ing stones and cat fae­ces at the car are made out on the bal­ance of prob­a­bil­i­ties.

“I am sat­is­fied that all the al­le­ga­tions are proved and I find that Ms Daniels has en­gaged in anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.”

One vic­tim, who did not wish to be named, said: “These in­ci­dents have had a mas­sive im­pact on us.

“It was a truly in­tim­i­dat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and caused com­plete mis­ery. She has been a neigh­bour from hell.

“We hope the in­junc­tion means things will im­prove, but only time will tell.”

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