Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Neighbour from hell jailed

An 81-year-old woman has been jailed for six months for making her neighbours' lives "absolute hell".

Dorothy Evans, from Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, had been convicted of harassment and six breaches of an ASBO.

Judge Roderick Denyer QC said he took into account her age but said she had made her neighbours' lives "a misery".

She had been threatened with arrest after failing to appear in court for sentence on Monday, claiming she was unwell and in hospital having tests.

The judge added: "These offences all involve neighbours of yours. It's abundantly clear you will not change. I accept that there is a good and positive side to your nature but it seems to be that in spite of your age and infirmities that you have, for going on for 10 years, made life a misery for your neighbours."

He told Evans her sentence would have been "much longer if you had been younger".

Also, the existing Asbo order will remain in place.

2 comments:

hungry mike said...

More details about this strange case can be found here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/6557839.stm

Here's the good stuff, though:

"The jury had heard how Evans had told the Casas' 13-year-old daughter she was a witch and would cast a spell on her family and kill her pet dog.

"Angela Casa described several neighbourly disputes, including rows over parking and flooding problems.

"She claimed the pensioner called her a prostitute and also that she tried to run her off the road on several occasions and had hit her with a walking stick."

Freaky old lady.

dom said...

Cheers Mike , that's where I got the original story from :)