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Thursday, 2 August, 2001, 16:36 GMT 17:36 UK
Nuisance mother and son ban
The Fullers
The Fullers moved to Wheler Street last October
A mother and son from Manchester have been issued with an anti-social behaviour order after neighbours lodged 50 complaints about them in seven months.

Manchester city magistrates granted the orders against Pamela Fuller, 40, and Steven Fuller, 22, from Openshaw.

Their neighbours had complained about drunken behaviour, damaged property and fighting since the Fullers moved to Wheler Street in October.

The pair now face a prison sentence if they use threatening or intimidating behaviour or language, or play loud music.

'People's victory'

Upset neighbours took their complaints to the Fullers' landlord before approaching Manchester City Council.

Anti-social behaviour like this makes people's lives a misery

Basil Curley, Manchester City Council
A local resident who did not want to be named said: "This is a victory for the decent people in the community. I am ecstatic."

The Fullers initially received advice and warnings from Greater Manchester Police, the East Manchester Neighbour Nuisance Team and New Deals For Communities.

The city council brought the court action after attempts to resolve the complaints were ignored by the Fullers.

Basil Curley, the council's executive member for housing, said: "Anti-social behaviour like this makes people's lives a misery.

"It sends out a powerful message that Manchester City Council will not tolerate or allow nuisance neighbours to get away with it, whether they are council or private tenants."

The anti-social behaviour order will remain in force indefinitely.

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