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Second ASBO for nuisance who makes Ramsbottom residents' lives a misery
A MAN who has made his neighbours’ lives a misery for years has been given his second anti-social behaviour order.
David Newton, aged 44, of Victoria Street, Ramsbottom, has been warned to follow the strict ASBO conditions for five years or face more time in jail. He has been ordered not to play music, drink alcohol in public, go into any Ramsbottom pub or buy alcohol from Ramsbottom shops.
Newton was handed his first ASBO in 2011 after a court heard that, for the previous two years, he had caused trouble in town centre pubs, trashed banks and building societies and made nuisance 999 calls.
He also threatened his neighbours, trashed his own house and randomly assaulted people.
Newton also drunkenly tormented his neighbours by screaming and shouting, throwing furniture out of his window and playing loud dance music. He has previously been to prison for an unprovoked attack on an elderly man in Ramsbottom.
Newton also burst his own water pipe and flooded his neighbour’s homes and he did not replace his windows for seven months after smashing them.
The ASBO expired in June and neighbours have since complained of a catalogue of similar drunken behaviour.
Newton began playing loud music in the middle of the night and harassing his own parents.
He has also caused trouble at several Ramsbottom pubs, including the Rose and Crown, the Grant Arms and the Grey Mare. Things came to a head on September 21, when Newton harassed a woman, even though he was banned from contacting her.
Two days later, Bury magistrates jailed Newton for 16 weeks after he admitted the charge. They imposed a five-year ASBO at a separate hearing last week.
Newton is banned from using foul language and approaching eight named individuals, including his parents.