A woman who harassed and intimidated people in Huyton by banging on their doors and shouting through their letterboxes at night has been given an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) by Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court.
A hearing on June 10, 2014, heard about a string of incidents during which Margaret Farley, aged 37 (date of birth 24.10.76), who is of no fixed abode, called at homes on the Bakers Green estate late at night, often shouting abuse, loudly knocking on doors and screaming in the street.
There were also a number of incidents where Ms Farley had allegedly damaged property, including slashing car tyres and pulling telephone wires out of the walls of a house.
Under the terms of her ASBO, Ms Farley has been prohibited from:
(1) Using foul, abusive or threatening language or behaviour towards any person in any place to which the public have access for payment or otherwise
(2) Entering or being in a prescribed area of Huyton (in and around Bakers Green Road)
(3) Entering the boundary of any residential property without the consent of the owner or tenant or remaining within the boundary once asked to leave
(4) Contacting directly or indirectly, or engaging in any conduct that would cause harassment, alarm or distress to named witnesses in the proceedings.
The application for the order was brought by Knowsley Council and supported by Merseyside Police and Knowsley Housing Trust, with the District Judge being provided with evidence from individuals who had been directly affected by Ms Farley’s actions.
The ASBO will remain in place until June 9, 2016. If Ms Farley is found to be in breach of any of the conditions of the ASBO in that time she is liable for arrest and upon conviction to a term of imprisonment up to five years, a fine, or both.
Anyone with concerns about anti social behaviour in Knowsley should contact either:
Knowsley Council on 0151 443 2000 or report incidents online at www.knowsley.gov.uk/asb
Merseyside Police on 101 (or, in an emergency, 999)
Knowsley Housing Trust on 0151 290 7000.