Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Walsall – Innes

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Walsall Housing Group -v- Kerry Innes and BO1 WJ504

In relation to case no BO1WJ053 on 13/12/15 At Walsall HHJudge Gregory sentenced Kerry Innes and Ben Hammond to an immediate custodial sentence of 2 days for contempt of court . The basis of the sentence  in each case was that :

1. On 10/11/15 the court made an order under the SBCPA 2014 restraining the Ds from inter alia making a nuisance through excessive noise.

2. On 20/11/15 they breached that order by arguing loudly with each other and slamming doors. They were arrested brought to court and bailed.

3. On 8/12/15 they  breached it again in like manner. They were arrested brought to court and bailed.

4. By 13/12/15 D Innes had surrendered her tenancy of the premises at  which the nuisance was caused and both Ds had vacated the same.

5. At the hearing that day the D Innes admitted the breaches and was remorseful. The D Hammond likewise admitted the breaches and was remorseful.

6. The court concluded that in these circumstances no further punishment was necessary for either defendant.