ASBO for Joan, 73, in neigh­bour abuse row

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AN an­gry pen­sioner has been fined af­ter at­tack­ing a neigh­bour and de­fy­ing a court ban by go­ing back to tackle him in the street.

Joan Court­ney, 73, – the old­est fe­male holder of an ASBO in Scot­land – as­saulted a man 30 years her ju­nior dur­ing a hate cam­paign against her neigh­bours.

Derek Scot­land, 41, was fit­ting a car stereo out­side their shared block of flats in Stan­ley, Perthshire when she gripped hold of him.

It later took two cops to pin her down and get hand­cuffs on to her.

Court­ney was found guilty of at­tack­ing Mr Scot­land on May 3 last year and or­dered to be­have for six months.

At Perth Sher­iff Court she ad­mit­ted hurl­ing abuse at Mr Scot­land out­side his home on April 3.

Court­ney of Stan­ley, Perthshire, ad­mit­ted de­fy­ing a con­di­tion not to ap­proach or con­tact Mr Scot­land by shout­ing at him.

She was fined £250 and handed the ASBO which pro­hibits her from as­sault­ing per­sons res­i­dent within the vicin­ity of her home and also from “shout­ing or oth­er­wise threat­en­ing per­sons res­i­dent within the same vicin­ity.

He is be­lieved to be re­spon­si­ble for the deaths of HUN­DREDS of im­mi­grant slaves and ri­val crim­i­nals – many of whom died in unimag­in­able pain.

Re­ports from within his Ze­tas car­tel claim that Mo­rales en­joyed driv­ing around point­ing at peo­ple ran­domly and say­ing: “Kill him... kill her.”

He is thought to be­hind sev­eral vi­o­lent at­tacks in­clud­ing the mur­der of 72 mi­grants in 2010 and the mas­sacre of 193 peo­ple a year later in San Fer­nando, Ta­mauli­pas.

His trade­mark method of mur­der be­came known as the “guiso” – “stew” in English – where vic­tims are stuffed into an oil barrel, doused with petrol, and set on fire to burn alive.

He de­vel­oped the method to chal­lenge other car­tel hit­men who com­peted to come up with ever-more ter­ri­fy­ing ways of killing.

They in­cluded Teodoro Gar­cia Si­men­tal – famed for hav­ing the corpses of tor­tured ri­vals dis­solved in baths of acid.

An­other method of fear-mon­ger­ing favoured by Mo­rales as well as other car­tels was de­cap­i­tat­ing ri­vals and hang­ing their bod­ies from bridges or mon­u­ments.

The vic­tims would of­ten have warn­ing signs hung around their necks or stabbed into their chests with ice picks to warn ri­vals of their fate should they try to cross Los Ze­tas.


An­other of his vic­tims was found naked with more than 30 knives em­bed­ded in his corpse.

The 40 year old was snared by Mex­i­can Marines on Mon­day on a dirt road out­side the bor­der city of Nuevo Laredo, which has long served as the Ze­tas’ crim­i­nal heart­land.

The truck was halted by a Marine he­li­copter and Tre­viño Mo­rales was taken into cus­tody along with a body­guard and an ac­coun­tant, govern­ment spokesman Ed­uardo Sanchez said.

He has been charged with mur­der, tor­ture, kid­nap­ping and other crimes – in­clud­ing the kid­nap­ping and killing of the 265 mi­grants.

Tre­viño Mo­rales, known as ‘Z-40’, is uni­formly de­scribed as one of the two most pow­er­ful car­tel heads in Mex­ico.

As the leader of a corps of spe­cial forces de­fec­tors, he went to work for drug traf­fick­ers that soon splin­tered off into their own car­tel in 2010 and spread across Mex­ico, ex­pand­ing from drug deal­ing into ex­tor­tion, kid­nap­ping and hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Through a cam­paign of mer­ci­less vi­o­lence and whole­sale ter­ror, Los Ze­tas have grown to be­come the most feared of all the drug gangs in Mex­ico.

They are also re­spon­si­ble for some of the coun­try’s blood­i­est mas­sacres, big­gest jail breaks and fiercest at­tacks on au­thor­i­ties.

They earned their no­to­ri­ety for bru­tal­ity by be­com­ing the first to pub­licly dis­play their be­headed ri­vals – most in­fa­mously two po­lice of­fi­cers in April 2006 in the re­sort city of Aca­pulco.

The sev­ered heads were found on spikes out­side a govern­ment build­ing with a mes­sage signed ‘Z’ that said: “So that you learn to CRIME WAVE: The mil­i­tary show off an arse­nal of seized weapons af­ter mak­ing dozens of ar­rests fol­low­ing a clash with the Ze­tas

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