HOUSING chiefs today welcomed an anti-social behaviour order made against a Leeds pensioner which bans him from every sheltered housing complex in the country for the over 60s.
John Wosman, 79, harassed three elderly female residents at Leeds City Council's Wharfedale Court complex, at Pool-in- Wharfedale between 1998 and 2003.
He had been charged with administering a noxious substance to a 96-year-old resident at the complex.
Tests revealed Laura Estill had cold sedatives in her system.
She fell ill and after treatment was transferred to hospital where she suffered a fractured hip in a fall.
She died in March last year from pneumonia.
Wosman was due to go on trial charged with administering a noxious substance, but the charge was withdrawn and the pensioner pleaded guilty to a harassment charge at Leeds Crown Court last week.
He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and made the subject of an anti-social behaviour order.
Relatives of Mrs Estill said the court action was "too little too late".
But John Hocking, chief officer of Leeds North West Homes, defended the outcome.