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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 February, 2004, 11:15 GMT
'Neighbour from hell' jailed - again
Richard Lloyd
North Wales Police distributed leaflets to name and shame Lloyd

A man who was banned from entering a village in north Wales after he terrorised neighbours, has been sent to jail for a second time for breaking an anti-social behaviour order.

Richard Morris Lloyd, 43, was jailed for 40 weeks by Llandudno magistrates for breaching an order forbidding him to enter Dwygyfylchi, near Penmaenmawr, Conwy, where he used to live with a girlfriend.

But he failed to abide by the order and, the court was told, he returned to the village three times, twice last August and again a few days ago.

Such is his persistence, neighbours fear it will only be a matter of time before he is back again.

Villager Noel Kennerley, 33, received a 1,000 award from the Home Office last year for his refusal to be intimated by Lloyd even when his life became a "living nightmare".

Not only had Lloyd threatened to kill him but also murder his wife and their young daughter and at one time, he tried to attack Mr Kennerley with a hammer.

Mr Kennerley's determination to stand up to Lloyd encouraged other terrorised residents to join him in applying for an ASBO. This was successful and, when Lloyd ignored the order banning him from the village for two years in 2003, he was jailed for 12 weeks.

What Lloyd is really doing is sticking two fingers up to the law and the people of Dwygyfylchi.
Lorna Armstrong

So when Lloyd returned to his ex-girlfriend's home in the village last week, Mr Kennerley called the police.

"His girlfriend was screaming not to be beaten any more and, as soon as I heard it, I phoned the police and they were around within 20 minutes.

"They knocked the door down and dragged him out. I'm pleased with the sentence, it's a fairly reasonable term, we were hoping for about 12 months, but it is better than last time."

However, Mr Kennerley thinks it is only a matter of time before Lloyd returns to the village: "When he's out of prison in July, I believe he will come back - I don't think he will learn his lesson.

"The people of Dwygyfylchi are not prepared to put up with louts like him anymore.

Noel Kennerley
Mr Kennerley donated the 1,000 reward to youth clubs in Conwy

"After having to put up with 14 months of sheer hell, it only takes an hour or so before he is dragged out kicking and screaming."

Lloyd's other former next-door neighbour Lorna Armstrong, a Penmaenmawr town councillor described Lloyd as "an absolute nightmare".

"What he is really doing is sticking two fingers up to the law and the people of Dwygyfylchi.

"The village changed dramatically in the two years he lived here, in that everyone was on edge.

"But as soon as someone sees him now, they report him to the police."

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