19 March, 2014
Green Vale Homes has sent out a clear message to those who commit anti-social behaviour in its neighbourhoods.
Darren Melody, 32, of Edward Street, Bacup, was given an eight-week custodial sentence after breaching an injunction, which excluded him from entering an area which included the Staghills Road area of Rawtenstall.
Forbes Solicitors, acting for Green Vale Homes, obtained the injunction and following Mr Melody's breach, secured a custodial sentence after a lengthy hearing.
The move is proof, if any were needed, that Green Vale Homes will use the law to its fullest extent if necessary to protect its tenants.
Frances Clarke, Head of Green Vale Homes, said: "We want to create communities where people can live and work in peace. This action sends out a clear message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and we will deal with perpetrators to the extent of the law. We'd like to thank Forbes Solicitors for the manner in which they dealt with this case and for achieving an excellent result."
Lucie Cocker of Forbes Solicitors added: "We are delighted to have achieved this result for Green Vale. The sentence that the defendant received was at the top end of the relevant sentencing range. The sentence sends a strong message to defendants, with Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions against them, that a breach means custody".