A man has been fined after terrorising a housing estate with persistent loud music and drug taking. 

Gary Morris, 54, of Middlegate in Great Yarmouth, was prosecuted by Great Yarmouth Borough Council after numerous reports of anti-social behaviour, including verbal altercations in his home and communal areas of the estate.

The council’s Tenancy Services Team and police attempted to engage with Morris offering informal interventions and support but the anti-social behaviour continued, leaving formal action as the only remaining option.  

An anti-social behaviour order was granted against Morris at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court and he was ordered to pay costs of £776.50. 

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The order, which will remain in place until April 2, 2025, forbids Morris and visitors to his property from doing "anything that causes or is likely to cause nuisance or annoyance to others in the community".

Breaching the order can result in a prison sentence of up to two years and an unlimited fine.
Councillor Graham Plant, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Operational Property and Asset Management, said: ‘’This prosecution demonstrates the council’s determination to tackle anti-social behaviour which affects the community.
‘’The council’s Tenancy Services Team always works hard informally with people to support them and to encourage positive change in their behaviour, but where this fails we will not hesitate to take appropriate action with support from Norfolk Constabulary for the benefit of all our residents.’’