Sefton Council and Merseyside Police have welcomed a five year Criminal Behaviour Order for a Maghull man who made his neighbour’s lives a misery.
Charles Robert Wall, 48, of Eastway in Maghull was handed the order at South Sefton Magistrates Court on October 29, banning him from using threatening behaviour, causing an obstruction to neighbouring properties and from revving his motor engine after 6pm.
The judge’s decision was welcomed by Sefton Council’s Localities team after neighbours said they had been put under a great deal of emotional stress by the actions of Mr Wall.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “This nightmarish anti-social behaviour had gone on for a considerable amount of time and we have had cause to deal with Mr Wall on numerous occasions to try and mediate this behaviour.
“We are resolute in protecting a good quality of life for all of our residents and we will always, along with our partners, work hard to tackle all forms of anti-social behaviour.
“We believe this court case sends out a strong message to everyone that appalling behaviour will not be tolerated and we would like to thank those residents who have found the strength and courage to speak out about their ordeal.”
Community Policing Chief Inspector Jerry Harris said: “Criminal Behavioural Orders are an extremely effective tool in tackling persistent offenders.
“The successful application for a Criminal Behaviour Order for Wall shows our commitment, working alongside Sefton Council, to dealing robustly with repeat offenders who have a negative impact on the community.
“In this case, Wall is the definition of a nightmare neighbour and we are pleased he has been dealt with accordingly.
“We are committed to ensuring the people of Maghull and across Sefton are able to live, work and visit the area free of any harassment, distress and abuse.
“Any breach of this order will result in further action being taken against him, and we will robustly act on all information provided should Wall breach any of these conditions.”
The Criminal Behaviour Order will now be in place until 2023 and breaching this type of order can result in a custodial sentence.
For more information, help and advice on how Sefton Council can help tackle anti-social behaviour, please visit www.sefton.gov.uk.
Anyone with information on anti-social or abusive behaviour is asked to speak to local officers, contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.