Sunday 28 May 2017

Mother and daughter given Asbos

Kim Ohoro and her daughter Katie Scott, 17, have been handed Asbos after causing neighbours 'misery'
Kim Ohoro and her daughter Katie Scott, 17, have been handed Asbos after causing neighbours 'misery'

A mother and daughter have been given two-year Asbos after causing "misery" to their neighbours, police said.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Orders were granted against Kim Ohoro, 39, and Katie Scott, 17, of Burnley, Lancashire, at Reedley Magistrates' Court.

The action came after a three-month closure order was placed on their former home in Florence Street following complaints to the police and council about drunken behaviour, swearing, shouting, fighting, parties and loud music.

Many residents were too scared to report the anti-social behaviour for fear of reprisals, said Lancashire Constabulary.

One resident said she had lived in the area for 60 years and she had to go out every day to get away from the trouble. She said she dreaded walking out on the street and often just sat and cried.

Another woman said she felt constantly intimidated and was scared to walk past the house. A third resident said he felt suicidal and feared for his safety, police added.

The order bans the pair from entering part of the Accrington Road area of Burnley.

Following the hearing, Community Beat Manager Pc Michelle Horne said: "The Neighbourhood Policing Team has worked tirelessly compiling statements and gathering evidence against the property, taking a stand for those whose lives have been blighted by inconsiderate and disruptive anti-social behaviour.

"We have put a number of interventions in place to help the residents at the address but these have unfortunately proved unsuccessful. Applying for these orders has been a last resort and I hope it will bring an end to this relentless nuisance and disorder which has been making residents' lives a misery for far too long."

Community Safety Officer Pc Adam Gordon added: "I am satisfied with the result and hope it sends out a clear message that the community will not tolerate this type of behaviour and the police will use all available legislation to take firm action against those involved in serious and persistent anti social behaviour."

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