Man banned from street for one year

A MAN who is said to have made the lives of residents a misery has been banned from entering a street in Blyth.

Homes for Northumberland obtained a 12-month anti-social behaviour injunction preventing Dean Brown from entering Ravensdale Grove.

The 31-year-old, of no fixed abode, received the injunction after residents complained about his threatening, drunk and disorderly behaviour.

The housing agency, along with Northumberland County Council, brought proceedings against Brown after finding him guilty of harassment, following complaints that he had repeatedly intimidated residents and threw a disabled ramp against a house.

If Brown breaches the order he could face up to two years in prison.

Brown’s injunction was handed out just weeks after a relation was evicted from Ravensdale Grove following complaints about noise and repeated anti-social behaviour.

Colin Blackett, safer neighbourhoods unit manager at the housing agency, said: “Homes for Northumberland will not tolerate residents being subjected to harassment and we will always seek the strongest action against anyone with intimidating or violent behaviour.

“We will continue to work with the police and Northumberland County Council’s legal team and help stamp out this type of anti-social behaviour.”