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SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v MICHAEL REDPATH

There was a sufficient nexus between a local authority and its former tenant in respect of his antisocial behaviour against victims in the neighbourhood where he used to live to give the court jurisdiction to make an antisocial behaviour injunction.

29 September 2009

The appellant (R) appealed against an antisocial behaviour injunction. R had been a secure tenant of the local authority. He had lived in a cul-de-sac known as Warneage Green in the village of Warnborough, near Swindon, in Wiltshire, for 48 years. Initially he had lived with his father. Following his father's death he had succeeded to his secure tenancy. Later he had transferred to a smaller property, where he remained until his eviction. The cause of his eviction was his abuse of alcohol and his inability to refrain from making a nuisance of himself when in drink. He pursued a campaign of harassment against his neighbours. An antisocial behaviour injunction lasting for a year had been granted before his eviction.

It prohibited him from engaging in antisocial behaviour or entering Warneage Green. However, he did not comply with the injunction.

He was committed to prison for breach of the injunction and a second injunction was made to last for a further year. Just befor...

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