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Protest as man returns

RESIDENTS in a quiet cul-de-sac are outraged that an abusive neighbour has been allowed to return home.

RESIDENTS in a quiet cul-de-sac are outraged that an abusive neighbour has been allowed to return home.

Locals thought they had seen the back of Robert Milbourne, who was jailed in March for breaching an ASBO.

In one incident, he had hurled a torrent of abuse at a 90-year-old woman, before throwing a piece of wood at her.

He spent 147 days in prison, while authorities tried to find hostel accommodation.

But now the 56-year-old has been allowed back to his bungalow in Rainsbrook Drive, Monkspath

Judge Trevor Faber, at Warwick Crown Court, argued that Milbourne had been “punished enough”.

“There is really nowhere for this man to go and live where he can receive on-site help and support,” he said.

“So the only place he can go and live is his home.”

Milbourne was handed a two-year supervision order and told he would be evicted if he caused trouble again.

His barrister said that he was sorry for his actions and just wanted to go home.

But this has done little to reassure other residents, who are livid about the court’s decision.

One neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said that the behaviour could be “very frightening”.

“I think that judge who sent him back here should try to live down here with him as a neighbour.”

 

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