Asbo for woman in Hetton

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A WOMAN has been banned from threatening and annoying her neighbours.

Sunderland magistrates granted the city council’s application for an interim Antiscial Behaviour Order (Asbo) against Zoe Hourigan.

It followed complaints while the 19-year-old lived in Edward Street, Hetton.

Allegations against Hourigan included swearing, excessive noise, rowdy drunken disturbances, aggressive and intimidating behaviour over a period of months.

Councillor Tom Foster, chairman of the Safer Sunderland Partnership, said: “We hope this interim Asbo sends out a clear message that the council and its partners will not tolerate antisocial behaviour in Sunderland.

“No one should have to tolerate such behaviour and feel afraid to leave their own homes.”

The Interim Asbo prohibits Hourigan from using foul, abusive, insulting, threatening or intimidating language towards others; acting in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm of distress; and damaging or threatening to damage the property of any person.

Breach of the order could result in a fine or jail.

Hourigan told the court she had left Edward Street and was now living with family.

The interim Asbo will remain in force until September 23, when the application for a full Asbo will be heard.

l You can report antisocial behaviour on 520 5555, or to the Neighbourhood Helpline on 0300 1000 101.