Nightmare neighbour given prison sentence

An A1 Housing tenant has been banned from his home and received a suspended prison sentence for breaching the conditions of his Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction.

Carl Millington of 12 Rushey Close, Worksop was originally handed the Injunction on 28th November, 2016 after A1 Housing had received complaints from a local resident. These included the playing of loud music and shouting obscenities late at night and into the early hours of the morning, which Millington appeared to direct at the complainant.

Despite the Injunction, Millington continued to be verbally abusive to neighbours and within a matter of weeks had made multiple breaches of the conditions of his Injunction.

As a result, A1 Housing were successful in their application to Mansfield County Court on 20th December 2016 to add a restriction to the Injunction which banned Millington from the property.

While the tenant vacated the property within the timescale set out, he returned to the flat on 29th December 2016 and was arrested. Millington was remanded into custody at HMP Nottingham until all three breaches could be heard together at Mansfield County Court on 4th January 2017.

At the hearing, Millington admitted all three breaches and was sentenced to 28 days imprisonment by District Judge Potts for each breach, suspended for the length of the order, with all three sentences to run concurrently.

Don Spittlehouse, Managing Director of A1 Housing, said:

“I hope this sentence sends out a clear message that should you become the subject of an Injunction and fail to remedy your actions, you will face the prospect of losing your home and receiving a custodial sentence from the courts. In the case of Mr Millington, both of these consequences apply and he has no-one but himself to blame should he permanently lose his home.”

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said:

“Mr Millington has clearly taken no notice of the conditions placed on him by the courts and his actions are completely unacceptable. I now hope that the residents of Rushey Close are able to return to a peacefully existence in their homes.”

Published: Thursday 12 January 2017