'Intimidating' Drunk Banned From Northolt Estate
Council take action after anti-social behaviour
A man who smashed windows and intimidated residents on an Ealing estate has been banned from going there for a year.
Ealing council obtained an emergency injunction stopping Christopher Slattery, of no fixed address, from entering Smiths Farm Estate, Northolt within 48 hours of him being seen causing criminal damage and subjecting residents to verbal abuse and intimidation.
Slattery, who regularly visited friends on the estate but was not a resident, was witnessed by a caretaker smashing the windows of two properties and behaving in a rowdy manner in November.
The incident was immediately reported to the police and the estate manager, followed by the safer communities team which acted swiftly to obtain an emergency order.
The injunction was upheld during a full hearing at Brentford County Court on Friday, 12 December, and remains in force until November 2015, preventing Slattery from returning to the estate or engaging in any behaviour likely to cause a nuisance to residents.
People living on the estate had previously been affected by his drunken and abusive behaviour but no one had reported him to the police or estate management team. They were too intimidated and did not know what powers existed to support them.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: “Our residents have every right to feel safe and secure in their homes, and the council will take prompt action to deal with anyone who commits criminal or anti-social acts which prevent them from doing so. I am pleased by the speed and severity with which the offender has been dealt with in this case, and urge residents to report any similar incidents without fail.”
Residents can report anti-social acts online on the council’s website: www.ealingcouncil.gov.uk/reportit
6th January 2015