A PENSIONER slapped with an Asbo after harassing her neighbours has appeared in court again.
Jean Clough, of Heys Road in Thongsbridge, was handed the five-year anti-social behaviour order in April 2008.
The trouble stemmed from disputes over a TV aerial on a shared chimney and a wall between two properties.
Clough, now 79, had cut the aerial wires, pushed her neighbour’s bins into the road, hit her neighbour and banged pans on an adjoining wall.
The pensioner had also thrown excrement in an adjoining garden, shouted abuse into the small hours and sprayed air freshener at a neighbour’s friend.
Despite the order, Clough continued to cause trouble for her neighbours.
She was previously jailed by magistrates after ignoring it.
Yesterday, Clough appeared before Kirklees Magistrates’ Court after causing more nuisance.
District Judge Marie Mallon heard that on May 26 Clough banged on the house walls and caused noise nuisance.
Judge Mallon was told that the incident lasted for three-and-a-half hours and was in the early hours of the morning.
Former mill worker Clough, who has lived in the same house all her life, appeared frail as a friend brought her wheelchair into court.
Mike Sisson-Pell, representing Clough, said: “A man had been abusing this lady with foul language and that resulted in her behaviour.
“This is an elderly lady with mental health problems, she has had problems with a personality disorder.
“She’s extremely frail and survives on pension credits and carers allowance.”
Judge Mallon had previously deferred Clough’s sentencing for eight weeks.
She had warned her that she faced custody if she committed further offences in this time.
Mr Sisson-Pell confirmed that his client had kept out of trouble.
Judge Mallon fined Clough £70 and ordered her to pay £85 costs as well as a £15 victim surcharge.