Nasty Neighbour Gets Jail Warning

Middle-aged man must stop harassing his neighbours


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A middle-aged man from Roehampton has been warned he could face an immediate jail sentence if he doesn’t stop harassing his neighbours.

Forty three-year-old Farzad Moradifard of Dunill Point in Dilton Gardens was taken to court by the council in a bid to curb his unacceptable behaviour, and as a result is now subject to an injunction which prohibits him from causing any more distress to neighbours and other residents living nearby.

If he breaches the injunction he is likely to be held in contempt of court and would then face arrest and an immediate prison sentence.

Mr Moradifard is now barred from “causing a nuisance or annoyance” to anyone living in or near Dilton Gardens and making any noise that is audible outside his flat between 8pm and 8am.

He is also prevented from knocking or banging on his neighbours doors or from “engaging in such conduct that amounts to harassment”.

The county court judge who handed down the injunction heard that Mr Moradifard was responsible for numerous incidents of noise nuisance, had damaged other people’s front doors, shouted, sworn at and threatened people, hurled objects onto the ground from his balcony and damaged the lift in his block.

As well as securing the injunction, the council’s housing department has also begun legal action to evict Mr Moradifard.

Cabinet member for housing Cllr Paul Ellis said: “If this individual does not mend his ways and start behaving in a reasonable and civilised manner towards his neighbours then there is every chance he will go to prison. Ultimately it is down to him. He needs to improve his behaviour or face the inevitable consequences.

“What we will not do is sit back and allow tenants who live in our properties to behave in an unacceptable way towards other residents. Anyone who chooses to engage in anti-social behaviour like this will face legal sanctions and ultimately the prospect of losing their home.”

Victims of anti-social behaviour in Wandsworth can get help and advice from the town hall. Council tenants or leaseholders who need assistance should call (020) 8871 6829. People living in privately-owned accommodation should call (020) 8871 8894.

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April 19, 2013