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Great Yarmouth man prosecuted after persistent anti-social behaviour

A Great Yarmouth man has been handed an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction after disrupting life on an estate with persistent loud music, drug taking and verbal altercations at his home and in communal areas.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council brought a prosecution against Gary Morris, 54, of Middlegate, after repeated reports of anti-social and disorderly behaviour by him, others in his household and visitors to his home.

Following a number of complaints, the council's Tenancy Services Team and police attempted to engage with Morris. But, despite a variety of informal interventions and offers of support, the anti-social behaviour continued.

In order to secure peace for nearby residents the only remaining option was to take formal action against Morris.

At Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court an anti-social behaviour order was granted against Morris, who was also ordered to pay costs of £776.50.

The court granted the order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and it remains in place until April 2, 2025. The order forbids Morris and visitors to his property from doing anything that causes or is likely to cause nuisance or annoyance to others in the community.

A breach of the order could result in a prison sentence of up to two years and/or an unlimited fine.

Councillor Graham Plant, Great Yarmouth Borough Council's portfolio holder for Operational Property and Asset Management, said: ''This prosecution demonstrates the council's determination to tackle anti-social behaviour which affects the community.

''The council's Tenancy Services Team always works hard informally with people to support them and to encourage positive change in their behaviour, but where this fails we will not hesitate to take appropriate action with support from Norfolk Police for the benefit of all our residents.''

·       Council tenants can find regular updates and information from the tenancy services team on the Great Yarmouth Tenants Facebook page.

Last modified on 15 May 2024

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