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Neighbour attack pensioner jailed

A Nottingham pensioner who threatened and attacked neighbours has been jailed for six months.

Grenville Anscombe, 73, was served with a court order in May that prevented him from harassing anyone living within 500 metres of his home.

A few days later Anscombe was shouting abuse at his neighbours again, Nottingham magistrates were told.

He was jailed for five breaches of an anti-social behaviour injunction between 24 June and 16 July.

'Concrete' assault

Judge Richard O'Rorke refused pleas from Anscombe's legal team that he was too old for jail and should simply be allowed to move to a new home.

The original order banned him from harassing anyone within half a kilometre of his home in Farndale Drive, Wollaton, Nottingham.

It was sought by Nottingham City Council after a string of incidents, including him refusing to let a plumber from the authority leave his house.

The court also heard that he threw a lump of concrete at a 79-year-old neighbour's head.




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