Woman shouts and screams at neighbours as they move in

A woman screamed and shouted at her neighbours on the day they moved in.

Rachel Newton was heard banging on the door of her neighbour’s Littleover address and accused them of bringing a tape recorder to her house.

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how the 50-year-old woman then threw a brick onto their lawn and left.

The following day they found a number had been written on their door.

District Judge Andrew Meachin, who presided over the case, handed Newton an immediate custodial sentence for her actions.

Peter Bettany, prosecuting, told the court the victim and her partner moved into the address on February 6.

He said: “On the same day there was banging at the front door.

“When the door was opened the partner asked how he could help and the defendant started shouting at him, accusing him of bringing some tape recorder to her house.

“She was shouting and screaming. She held a brick in her right hand.

“He told her there was no tape or music at the property. She continued to shout.”

The court heard Newton was told they were going to call the police and she said “go ******* call the police”, shrugged her shoulders, threw the brick on the front lawn and left.

The following day they found a number had been written on their front door.

Mr Bettany said the victim goes on to say that she was unable to sleep at night and is “unable to concentrate on her work”.

Mr Bettany did say Newton was of previous good character.

He revealed details about how she came to be arrested and told the court that he was “concerned about her”.

Newton, who had no defence solicitor in court, was asked if she would like to address the judge directly concerning the case.

She had previously interrupted proceedings saying she was “ill”. It was heard that there was “mental disorder”.

She was asked what she thought happened and she told the court that she couldn’t remember and went on to say that she was “not very well”.

Judge Meachin told the court he had heard “sufficient information” about Newton’s circumstances to deal with the case.

Newton, of Malcolm Grove, Derby, pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal damage and one charge of harassment.

She was jailed for eight weeks. She was also ordered to pay £200 in compensation split between the owner of the property and the victim.

A two-year restraining order was also imposed.

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News