Neighbour from hell banned after terrorising Halesowen estate
A yob who terrorised an estate, launching drink-fuelled attacks on his neighbours, has been banned from the area for two years.
Neighbour from hell George McCreight threatened another resident on the Black Country estate and was also accused of a string of other offences including robbery, assault and criminal damage.
He proved to be such a nightmare for tenants that Dudley Council took the unusual step of serving him with an injunction, ordering him to leave.
Action was taken following reports about his dangerous behaviour by neighbours whose lives he was making a misery on the Highfields estate in Halesowen. Council officers built up a log of reports supporting their case for an injunction.
The 21-year-old tearaway, of Bredon Court, Halesowen, who was convicted for threatening a neighbour and previously been found guilty of theft and possession of cannabis, battery and racially aggravated harassment, is now banned from the estate and not allowed within the boundaries of Stourbridge Road, Alexandra Road, Hagley Road, Bromsgrove Road and Whitehall Road.
Housing boss Councillor Laura Taylor said concern for other residents on the estate had forced the authority to act.
She said: “Serving an injunction against a problem individual is not an action taken lightly by the authority but we felt we needed to show not only that we were listening to residents but that we will take action against individuals who feel the need to blight an ever-improving and flourishing community.
“McCreight caused significant issues across the Highfields estate affecting a number of households with fear of widespread intimidation, harassment, violence and brazen drug distribution.
“This injunction will not only safeguard residents in the locality but will provide further confidence and reassurance to all of our residents, borough-wide, that we can and will take action against acts of criminality and anti-social behaviour.”
Anyone who sees McCreight breaking the conditions of this injunction is asked call the police on 101.