Baby-faced trouble teen gets estate ban

Stuart Gabbott, 18, has been banned from the Wade Hall estate after distributing drugs
Stuart Gabbott, 18, has been banned from the Wade Hall estate after distributing drugs

A mum has been evicted from her home after her son’s behaviour caused misery for local residents.

Alison Parkinson, 43, has been evicted from her New Progress Housing Association property in Wade Hall, Leyland, for failure to stop her son, Stuart Gabbott, from causing anti-social behaviour while living in her house.

At Blackpool County Court, a judge found Ms Parkinson’s lack of control over her son’s behaviour and her breach of the tenancy agreement with New Progress enough to order the procession of the property back to the landlord within 43 days.

Stuart Gabbott, 18, was subsequently issued with an
Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) at Preston County Court, barring him from entering the Wade Hall estate for two years.

New Progress obtained the injunction against Gabbott after he was found distributing
non-prescription drugs, causing damage to public property and harassing a local shopkeeper.

On sentencing, Gabbott was also ordered to pay New Progress’s court costs amounting to £1,126.

Insp Steve Evans, of the South Ribble Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This sort of behaviour puts an absolute blight on the lives of families and we will be robust in our endeavours to tackle it in a partnership driven way.

“Others who seek to act in this manner should take note.”

The Injunction lasts until
October 2014, and New Progress staff are working with the police to distribute leaflets to residents on the Wade Hall estate informing them of the actions taken against Stuart Gabbott.

If he enters the estate he can be arrested and sent to prison.

Residents are encouraged to phone the police on 101 or New Progress on 01772 450600 if they see Gabbott on the estate.