Friday, October 6, 2017

Man Who Filled His Neighbours' Pipes With Concrete, Constituted A Nuisance & Attacked Officials Is Jailed

A traveller trying to build a gipsy site behind a row of residential houses without permission has been jailed for carrying out a campaign of harassment against neighbours.

Police said John Doherty thought he was 'untouchable' despite threatening officials and his neighbours whose sewage pipes he filled with concrete.

The 35-year-old from Overseal, Derbyshire, systematically intimidated people living close to his semi-detached home in Woodville Road.

He verbally abused neighbours and built walls to cover their windows. When staff from the water board tried to sort out the problems he had caused he threatened them too.

Previously he admitted 'accidentally' flooding six neighbours' homes after dumping tonnes of hardcore rubble onto the land behind the houses without permission.

But despite his threats neighbours were quick to help the local council put together a case against the man who believed he was above the law.

Now Doherty has been jailed for 38 weeks after being found guilty of harassment at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court.

He was also made the subject of a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order preventing him acting anti-socially, burning waste on outdoor fires, blocking access to vehicles and operating machinery on the land. Weirdo