Injunction for abusive council tenant

By on 16/04/2014 in Cllr McKay, News

Meegan Jones (24) of Ringwood Drive, Rednal, has received an 18-month Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction this morning from Birmingham County Court, following her aggressive and confrontational behaviour with Birmingham City Council staff, culminating in a fracas where a member of staff was knocked to the ground and physically assaulted by Jones.

The conditions of the injunction preclude Jones from:

1. Entering the Bartley Green Neighbourhood Office, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3LX without prior appointment expressly arranged by Birmingham City Council
2. Behave in a manner capable of causing nuisance and annoyance to Council employees or contractors lawfully engaging in housing management functions.

A power of arrest applies to the above.

Officers from the Safer Communities Team and Birmingham City Council Housing Team had successfully secured an interim injunction against Jones on 27 November 2013.  Jones went on to breach the order by driving in an aggressive manner towards employees of Birmingham City Council.  The case was heard in court today with Jones agreeing to the 18-month Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction detailed above.

Jones' anti-social behaviour included being aggressive and confrontational with Birmingham City Council staff on numerous occasions and despite previous warnings her aggressive nature towards Council staff continued and escalated.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City commented: “Birmingham City Council will always take a stand against anti-social behaviour and individuals who believe they can harass and treat our staff in this appalling manner.  We will do everything in our power to ensure our communities remain safe places for people to live in and our staff to work in.”

Rob James, Service Director – Housing Transformation said “This injunction demonstrates support from the Courts in protecting our staff from this sort of behaviour.  Despite previous warnings the aggression continued so we had no alternative but to take legal action.”

Local residents are encouraged to report any issues of anti-social behaviour to West Midlands Police on 101, or Birmingham City Council on 0121 303 1111.

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Notes to Editors

1. Please contact Trudi Maybury, Communications Manager on 0121 464 6210 or trudi.maybury@birmingham.gov.uk for further information.

2. Birmingham Community Safety Partnership is a joint partnership between Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and other agencies that work together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour that affects our communities.

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