ASBO Pensioner Faces Eviction For Playing Tom Jones CDs Too Loud

PUBLISHED: 09:24 08 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:13 04 May 2010

ASBO pensioner Patrick Hassaen – who harassed neighbours by playing Tom Jones music at full blast and being abusive and loud – could be facing eviction after admitting a second breach of his anti-social behaviour order. Sixty-nine-year-old Hassaen caused

ASBO pensioner Patrick Hassaen - who harassed neighbours by playing Tom Jones' music at full blast and being abusive and loud - could be facing eviction after admitting a second breach of his anti-social behaviour order.

Sixty-nine-year-old Hassaen caused the latest problem with neighbours by playing music loudly, while stamping his feet, shouting and swearing.

He has admitted that his behaviour caused harassment and distress to Pamela Craft and Valerie Duncan on October 23 - just a day after he was in court for an earlier breach of his anti-social behaviour order.

On Thursday Ely magistrates agreed to adjourn his case for two weeks, to see if his accommodation situation could be improved.

"He is living in a flat above the two complainants, it is an ongoing problem," the court heard from prosecutor Laura Mardell.

"It is hoped to get his accommodation issue resolved. Potentially, it he keeps breaching his ASBO, he faces eviction, rather than being bumped up the housing list.

"It is a question of whether the situation can be managed, rather than him being put out on the streets."

Back in October, Hassaen admitted breaching his ASBO by playing a loud Tom Jones CD. At that hearing, the court was told a bid had been made to re-house Hassaen in Impington.

Representing Hassaen in court this week, Anne Gray said magistrates had expressed concern about his accommodation when the ASBO was imposed last summer. The court had suggested that more secluded accommodation would be suitable.

"He believes there is metal in the wall of his accommodation, and that amplifies the sound, and he does naturally have a loud voice," she added.

Hassaen was given his ASBO on August 27, which prohibits him from:

* Making any unreasonable noise, and shouting or swearing inside his house so loudly that is causes harassment, alarm or distress to neighbours.

* Abusing any person verbally or in writing.


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