Birmingham County Court granted a final injunction on 2 September 2015 against a city council tenant in the Quinton area of the city who has been responsible for causing extensive nuisance and annoyance to local residents.
Philip Ray (21) of Blandford Road, Quinton who did not attend the hearing has been handed a two year Nuisance and Annoyance Injunction which means that he cannot:
1. Use or threaten to use violence, harass or intimidate any person.
2. Enter Blandford Road, Quinton, Birmingham, B32.
3. Cause nuisance or annoyance in Blandford Road, including but not limited to fighting, shouting, verbal abuse, swearing, arguing or causing criminal damage.
The Injunction will remain in place for two years and if any of the conditions at 1 and 2 are breached, Ray can be immediately arrested and taken back before the court within 24 hours.
Neighbours have endured increasingly serious antisocial behaviour linked to Ray’s home address including congregating with large groups of youths at the front of the property and drinking, using drugs and being verbally abusive and insulting to other residents and visitors in the area, in particular those he saw as vulnerable due to disability or ethnic origin.
Ray has also encouraged visitors to Blandford Road who have sought retribution for his behaviour resulting in bricks and paving slabs being thrown through the windows of his home and incidents of fighting on the street.
City council housing officers working with the local neighbourhood policing team have previously warned Ray about his behaviour and offered support in an effort to prevent further offending; however he has continued to behave antisocially ignoring the advice he had been given.
An Interim Order was granted in secrecy on 16 July 2015 and the city council has also applied for a Possession Order to evict his parents from 18 Blandford Road.
Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for Inclusion and Community Safety added: “We will take action against individuals who break their tenancy conditions in this way causing fear and misery to local residents. I hope these orders begin to make a real difference to the area and that the community can begin to enjoy their neighbourhood in peace. I would urge all residents to report any potential breaches.”
Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police will be closely monitoring his behaviour and will not hesitate to take enforcement action should it be necessary to protect local residents.
To report any breaches of the orders or report any other anti-social behaviour, please contact West Midlands Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. You can also report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Notes to editors:
1. Please contact Natasha Bhandal on 0121 303 8727.
2. Crimestoppers is a national charity which provides secure means for people to get information to the police, anonymously and without fear of retribution, making their families and communities safer.