Waterlooville Chav silenced by Court Order

A Havant resident has been convicted of anti-social behaviour and causing a nuisance through excessive noise.

Lisa Horstead, 40 years old, of Athena Avenue, Waterlooville, was handed a three year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) by Portsmouth Magistrates Court on 14 February 2017.

Havant Borough Council’s Environmental Health Team has been working with neighbours for eight months and has been instrumental in securing this conviction

The CBO gives HBC a tool to deal with individuals, such as Horstead, who behave persistently in an anti-social manner or engage in criminal activities.

Horstead pleaded guilty to four offences of causing statutory noise nuisance by playing loud amplified music which affected her neighbours.

There are conditions attached to the order which prohibit Horstead from playing music, amplified or otherwise, at her property at a volume that can be heard outside of her property.

Anyone in attendance at the residence must also adhere to the conditions and any breach of the conditions could result in up to five years imprisonment.

Councillor Tony Briggs, Portfolio Holder for Environment Health, said: “This case has been a big success for our Environmental Health team and the conviction is a direct result of its hard work and persistence.

“We would like to assure residents that if they are experiencing any similar difficulties then please get in touch.”

Anyone who witnesses Horstead breaching the terms of her CBO can contact Havant Borough Council’s Environmental Health on 023 92446 670, Hampshire Constabulary on their non-emergency number 101 (999 in case of an emergency) or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.