Daventry mother and son sentenced for anti-social behaviour

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A mother who admitted making life miserable for her neighbours in Daventry has been sentenced to two weeks in prison after breaking an anti-social behaviour injunction.

Isobel Swarbrick, of Arnull Crescent, Daventry, received a 14-day custodial sentence on Monday, June 3, at Northampton County Court after admitting breaching her injunction.

In January 2013 Ms Swarbrick and her son Liam Swarbrick were forbidden from committing a number of acts including harassment and threatening behaviour, playing loud music and loitering within set exclusion zones.

The injunction, brought by Daventry District Council, came following repeated complaints by neighbours and after numerous attempts to resolve the problem amicably failed.

However a number of the restrictions were broken and after pleading guilty to contempt of court Isobel Swarbrick was sentenced to two weeks in prison, while her son Liam was prohibited from returning to Arnull Crescent.

Councillor Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “This punishment will make these individuals, and others like them, think twice about causing problems in their community.

“It sends out a message to residents that we will consider using whatever powers are available to prevent anti-social behaviour making people’s lives a misery.”