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Man Terrorizing Residents of Affordable Housing Group is Arrested

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    SOMERSRT - A drug user has been sent to prison for terrorising the residents of a Somerset sheltered housing scheme. Social landlord Yarlington Housing Group took out an injunction order against Kimberley Spencer in December 2013 after she begin frequenting properties at the landlord’s sheltered housing scheme in Yeovil.

    The 29-year-old's behaviour included repeated knocking on the doors of vulnerable tenants and asking for money and other items to fund her drug habit. When refused, she would scream cry and shout causing great distress to the residents. The injunction order had to be varied to extend the whole area as Spencer soon turned her attentions to another address. After multiple breaches of the injunction, Yarlington returned to court to ask that Spencer, of no fixed abode, be sent to prison.

    At a hearing, Spencer admitted to the majority of the breaches and the case was adjourned for a psychiatric report. During this adjournment period, Spencer returned to Monmouth Road and began hammering on one of the doors, screaming to be let in and threatening to kill the occupant before urinating in the garden.

    On 10 September at a hearing at the Yeovil Magistrates' Court, Spencer admitted to the further breaches of the injunction, blaming heavy drug use for her behaviour. She was sentenced to a six-month immediate custodial sentence. Rachel Napper, of Yarlington’s Community Safety Team, said that even though Spencer was not a Yarlington tenant, action was still taken against her to stop her from terrorising our vulnerable residents. She added: “I am very pleased with the sentence passed and I hope it sends a strong message that we will take a zero tolerance approach to this type of behaviour.

    “This would not have been achievable if it had not been for the fantastic support from the Police who assisted throughout and members of the community and Yarlington staff who provided statements.”

    Dash.com/September 18,2014


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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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