Jail warning to nightmare Mansfield neighbour

Robert Parkin - ASBO MDC
Robert Parkin - ASBO MDC

A nightmare neighbour has been found guilty of breaching his Anti-Social Behaviour injunction for the third time in three months.

Robert Parkin (27), of Sandy Lane, was first given an ASB injunction in November 2010 after breaching the conditions of his tenancy agreement by using threatening and abusive behaviour towards his neighbours.

He was then arrested by police in February, March and April for breaching the injunction. 

During the proceedings at Nottingham, the court heard evidence from a Mansfield District Council Anti-Social Behaviour Officer, four members of the public and received written evidence from the police.

On all three occasions the judge found that the noises emitted from Parkin’s flat were loud enough to cause a nuisance to his neighbours.

Parkin was found guilty of all three breaches and sentenced to six weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. 

He was warned that any further breaches would result in a term in prison and potential loss of his home.

Coun Mick Barton, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection at Mansfield District Council, said: “I am pleased with the outcome of this case.

“This sort of behaviour is unacceptable and the Council will always fight for the rights of victims in cases of nuisance and anti-social behaviour.”