A CALLOUS couple entered a vulnerable man’s flat and took over.
The cold-hearted pair even made their victim sleep on the floor, as they made themselves at home in his Huddersfield flat.
Now Shani Askew, 29, and her ‘parasitic’ boyfriend Calvin Williams, 38, have been given an Asbo at Dewsbury County Court, after a judge heard it was not the first time they had picked on victims.
The court heard how the pair, of no fixed abode, moved into the council flat on Whitestone Lane, Hillhouse, and took advantage of a man with severe learning difficulties.
They even made him sleep on the floor while they both slept in his bed.
The judge described Williams as a ‘parasite’ who has a history of taking over council-owned houses.
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing obtained the injunction after hearing about the pair’s callous behaviour.
The court made a rare decision to grant the order indefinitely and anyone who sees either Williams or Askew breaching their Asbo is urged to notify police.
Askew and Williams are prohibited from entering any property on Whitestone Lane.
They are also banned from harassing, intimidating or pestering anybody in Huddersfield or causing a nuisance or annoyance.
Clr Andrew Marchington, who chairs the Kirklees Safer Stronger Communities Partnership, said: “We want to make sure our residents can live peacefully alongside each other but if that doesn’t happen, the council and its partners won’t hesitate to take appropriate action.”
Paul Buckley, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing’s Director of Neighbourhoods, said “This couple behaved appallingly and I’m glad the judge issued such a strong injunction.
“I hope this shows that we will vigorously pursue those who cause distress and harassment to those who live on our estates.
“Our Community Protection Team will continue to work with our colleagues in Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Police to ensure that those who do so are dealt with quickly and effectively.”