Stacey Ball, 43, of no fixed abode, was arrested after being found in an elderly resident’s home at an independent living scheme in Leyland, from which she had previously been banned from entering.

Ms Ball was banned from entering Greenwood Court in May this year after persistently harassing and abusing the trust of older people who live there.

On Saturday 1 June, before Circuit Judge Beech at Preston County Court, Ms Ball admitted to entering the scheme whilst banned, and was sent to jail for 13 days for breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction. Ms Ball was also given a clear warning that if she goes back to Greenwood Court, she will be arrested again and taken back to court.  

The anti-social behaviour injunction against Ms Ball, which was put in place in May, prevents her from entering the scheme on Herbert Street in Leyland which is owned by Progress Housing Group and provides people aged 55 and over with a comfortable, manageable and secure home of their own.

Circuit Judge Beech informed the court that the maps provided by Progress Housing Group clearly defined the areas that Stacey Ball was not allowed to enter and that she had been warned that she would face time in jail should she violate this ban.

Progress Housing Group work closely with Leyland Neighbourhood Policing Team to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of our tenants is paramount. In this instance the Leyland Neighbourhood Policing Team responded in a robust manner to help safeguard the residents of Greenwood Court in Leyland. We will continue to work in partnership with our local neighbourhood policing teams to uphold the rights of our tenants to live in peace and without the worry of harassment and nuisance behaviour. Tammy Bradley, Deputy Executive Director at Progress Housing Group