Council and Police Act Together Against Anti-Social Offender

A MAN who was repeatedly threatening and abusive towards residents in a Tilehurst road has been jailed for breaching an injunction order.

Gordon Brodie, 50, of no fixed abode, made racist remarks and acted in a threatening and abusive manner towards neighbours in Beverley Road on a number of occasions between January and May 2017.

An Injunction Order had previously been served on him banning him from entering Beverley Road, contacting witnesses and from engaging in conduct which is capable of causing a nuisance or annoyance to any person residing and/or visiting and/or otherwise engaging in lawful activity in Beverley Road. A power of arrest was also attached to the Injunction Order.

Reading Borough Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Team, which had initiated the injunction, worked with the Council’s Legal Team and Thames Valley Police to secure the outcome.

Mr Brodie, the partner of a Council tenant, was given a two month prison sentence for breaching the injunction order, at Reading County Court on 7th June 2017.

Councillor Liz Terry, Lead Member for Neighbourhoods, said:

“The victims of Mr Brodie suffered harassment, alarm and distress repeatedly over several months.

“Thanks to the robust action taken by the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and Legal Team in partnership with Thames Valley Police this individual has been brought to justice.”

Councillor John Ennis, Lead Member for Housing, said:

“This case demonstrates that the Council will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in its properties.

“There are clear rules when individuals take on a Council property and any tenant or their visitors who indulge in anti-social behaviour will be dealt with by our ASB team.”

David Millward

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