Abusive son given court order

By on 03/08/2010 in News

A man who used violence against his mother and threatened and racially abused his neighbours has been handed down a 23 month Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction by Birmingham County Court, bringing his reign of harassment to an end.

Birmingham City Council Housing Officers worked in partnership with West Midlands Police and local tenants and residents to secure the order against Mr Wayne Floyd Clarke, 42, of Soho Hill, Handsworth, after the Local Police Neighbourhood Team approached Housing Officers with their concerns.

Mr Clarke is now prohibited from threatening or using violence against his mother, of Nansen Road. He is also prohibited from using verbally abusive or racist language towards anyone in the vicinity of Nansen Road or any resident who lives on Nansen Road.

His order, which carries a power of arrest, also prohibits Clarke from entering Nansen Road.

Residents and council tenants had complained about Mr Clarke's conduct which included threatening local school children, racially taunting residents, intimidating and being verbally threatening towards local residents. As well as being drunk and abusive on multiple occasions, Mr Clarke had previously been convicted of criminal damage.

Housing Officers worked in partnership with the council's legal team to put the case together and deliver a positive result for the local community. West Midlands Police provided witness statements from residents.

Councillor John Lines, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This appalling and shameful behaviour had to be stopped and I'm pleased with the court's ruling. Violence, racism and threatening or abusive behaviour has no place in our neighbourhoods.

“Thanks to the efforts of my housing officers, the police and the community safety team, peace has been restored in the local community.

“The safety of tenants and residents is our priority and we will not hesitate to take action against those individuals who commit anti social behaviour.”

Mr Clarke's order will remain in place until 30 July 2012.

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Further information from Belinder Kaur Lidher on 0121 303 6969

Notes to editors
Anti Social Behaviour Injunctions.
Local authorities can apply to the civil courts for injunctions to restrain antisocial behaviour that constitutes nuisance and annoyance and/or a breach of a tenancy agreement. Injunctions can prohibit the individual from entering the area where the nuisance has been committed and may also contain other prohibitions designed to restrain the type of anti social behaviour which has caused the nuisance. Penalty for breach of conditions of an injunction can result in up to two years' imprisonment and/or unlimited fine for contempt of court.

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