A MAN has been ordered to stay away from his mum after repeatedly harassing her while living in her garden shed.
Aaron Turner was yesterday given a restraining order by Huddersfield magistrates after they heard how he spent days knocking on the door of his frail mum Anne’s home, demanding food and money.
A previous hearing was told that Turner, 40, was homeless and went to live in a neighbour’s shed. But when the neighbour said that he could no longer stay there he moved into his mother’s outhouse in the garden of her home in Copley Avenue, Meltham.
However between September 1 and 7 he started to cause the 69-year-old distress by ringing her buzzer and banging on the door as he shouted abuse at her.
On September 4 he rang the buzzer 21 times, causing police to warn him to stop.
His mother, who has disabilities following a brain haemorrhage, gave him food and cash to stay away but he kept returning for more.
Turner had pleaded guilty to causing harassment or distress.
Prosecutor Linda Fowler told magistrates yesterday that Mrs Turner had been left feeling scared and a prisoner in her own home.
Turner’s solicitor Mike Sisson-Pell said that his client was living in ‘appalling conditions’ out in the open.
Magistrates gave Turner a 12-month supervision requirement and banned him from contacting his mum or going within 100 metres of her address.