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‘Wailing’ neighbour avoids jail despite breaching criminal behaviour order nine times

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Nightmare neighbour Sandrine Lester arrives at Wimbledon Magistrates Court (Picture: SWNS)
Nightmare neighbour Sandrine Lester arrives at Wimbledon Magistrates Court (Picture: SWNS)

A nightmare neighbour who breached her criminal behaviour order nine times from her £500,000 flat has narrowly averted being put behind bars.

Sandrine Lester, 48, admitted ignoring the criminal behaviour order handed down on January 9.

Only just a few days later, she started enjoying loud music, shouted, sang and ‘wailed’ exterior her first flooring flat in Kew, West London.

She additionally banged on her neighbour Jeremy Edwards’ door a number of times shouting ‘f*** off f*** off f*** off’ on 15 March.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard how neighbours lives had been turned the wrong way up as Lester performed loud music for an hour and a half on some events.

Prosecutor Laura Strachan-Taylor mentioned: ‘There had been nine breaches and convictions after being given a criminal behaviour order.

‘This is the highest end of convictions. Yes, the culpability is not serious, but it’s persistent.

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Nightmare neighbour Sandrine Lester arrives at Wimbledon Magistrates Court in London where she is accused of breaching the conditions of an ASBO which prevents her from singing loudly, wailing and playing loud music. London, September 04 2019. See National News story NNneighbour. A nightmare neighbour from hell escaped jail for repeatedly loudly singing incoherent made-up tuneless songs. Sandrine Lester, 48, pleaded guilty for breaching a criminal behaviour order nine times. She was given the order on 9 January. Just six days later, she played loud music, shouted, sang and "wailed" outside her first floor flat window of her half a million pound flat on the sleepy suburban riverside of Bushwood Road, Kew.
Lester, 48, ‘wailed’ exterior her first flooring flat window of her half one million pound flat on the sleepy suburban riverside of Bushwood Road, Kew (Picture: SWNS)

‘Ms Lester poses a continued risk of anti-social behaviour.’

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Neighbour Mr Edwards mentioned in his sufferer affect assertion that he and his spouse and daughter had misplaced sleep on account of Lester’s actions and had been continually on ‘edge’.

He mentioned: ‘Even when she doesn’t make any noise, we’re continually on edge in case she begins once more.

‘We can’t calm down. This breach in behaviour not solely impacts sleep but additionally work and examine.’

The prosecutor advisable a minimal of two years imprisonment.

Gerard Kinch, mitigating for Ms Lester, mentioned: ‘I accept yes this was annoying, but I do not see this so bad that it warrants a custodial sentence.’

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Nightmare neighbour Sandrine Lester arrives at Wimbledon Magistrates Court in London where she is accused of breaching the conditions of an ASBO which prevents her from singing loudly, wailing and playing loud music. London, September 04 2019. See National News story NNneighbour. A nightmare neighbour from hell escaped jail for repeatedly loudly singing incoherent made-up tuneless songs. Sandrine Lester, 48, pleaded guilty for breaching a criminal behaviour order nine times. She was given the order on 9 January. Just six days later, she played loud music, shouted, sang and "wailed" outside her first floor flat window of her half a million pound flat on the sleepy suburban riverside of Bushwood Road, Kew.
Lester was handed a six months jail sentence, suspended for 12 months (Picture: SWNS)

He mentioned that the concern of shedding her flat had led Lester to devour an excessive amount of alcohol.

The neighbours nightmare lastly got here to an finish, when Lester moved to a terraced home in Hersham, Surrey on 24 July.

She has since accomplished an alcohol remedy requirement hooked up to a earlier court docket order.

Lester was handed a six months jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.

She was additionally ordered to pay £300 in court docket prices and a surcharge of £122 to be paid in instalments of £100 a month.

As she acquired her sentence, Lester yelled: ‘But I am not a violent person!’

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