Neil O’Callaghan, pictured, posted malicious notes through their doors, banged on windows at any time of day or night and looked through windows
A rowdy pensioner terrorised his neighbours’ by posting abusive notes and banging and staring menacingly through their windows.
Neil O’Callaghan posted malicious notes through their doors, banged on windows at any time of day or night and looked through windows.
The 68-year-old made the lives of the residents’ in the quiet close lives a misery by playing loud music at all hours and shouting and swearing in the street.
Officers had received 31 phone calls since January this year from terrified residents over his unruly behaviour with one lady claiming she had to move as she was too scared to leave her house in case she bumped into him.
Other residents of the road in the village of Byfleet, in Surrey, said they were afraid to leave their flats after dark because they were unsure of where O’Callaghan may have been and whether he would abuse or intimidate them.
Not content with causing misery and mayhem where he lives, O’Callaghan would also go to nearby Woking town centre where his rampage continued.
Since the start of the year he had been involved in 14 incidents in the town involving drunk and abusive behaviour.
He was caught stealing alcohol or being abusive towards passengers and staff while travelling on trains.
At Staines Magistrates Court on Monday, O’Callaghan was issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order to put a stop to his abusive and bullying behaviour.
He was banned from Woking’s town centre for a year, unless he is going to the train station.
During the hearing, PC Tony Charles told the court O’Callaghan was ‘an extremely nasty and aggressive drunk’.
O’Callaghan was banned from Woking’s town centre for a year, unless he is going to the train station
He said: ‘Neil O’Callaghan has a serious alcohol problem but he’s refused all offers of help to address his addition and simply doesn’t care about the consequences of his actions when he’s drunk.
‘His behaviour has devastated the lives of the residents of Stream Close who have had to put up with a constant police presence since he came to live there and some are even terrified to leave their own home.
‘No one should have to live like this which is why we have taken action to give the residents some respite from his drunken, abusive and bullying behaviour with this CBO.’
The order expires on September 24 next year and if O’Callaghan breaches any condition of the CBO he can be arrested.