Man given restraining order

NDET 15-5-12 RKH 5 Snatch pic Leopold Wrobbels (Derby Crown court)
NDET 15-5-12 RKH 5 Snatch pic Leopold Wrobbels (Derby Crown court)

A NORTH Derbyshire man who was previously given an ASBO for being a nuisance neighbour has been placed 
under a restraining order at his latest address.

Mr Leopold Wrobel, 54, was given an ASBO in 2008 for harassing an elderly couple from his former home in Wingerworth with nuisance behaviour.

And Derby Crown Court heard, last Wednesday, how following his move to Ravensdale Close, Inkersall, Chesterfield, he was accused of similar behaviour towards new neighbours in 2011 and has now been given a preventative restraining order despite being acquitted of the latest allegations.

Prosecuting barrister Julia King said: “The Crown is content that the defendant is subject to a restraining order on acquittal restricting him from acting in a number of ways.”

Miss King explained that the defendant was subject to an ASBO that was varied to include his new neighbours where he faced his latest allegations.

Judge Ebrahim Mooncey dismissed a trial jury in Mr Wrobel’s case and he was acquitted of breaching an ASBO by allegedly distressing neighbours last year but the judge imposed a two year restraining order described by defence barrister Alastair Munt as “a preventative measure and not a punishment”.

The order states Mr Wrobel must not act in a manner which causes harassment or distress to anyone on Ravensdale Close, he must not intimidate neighbours Peter, Angela, Scott and Carl Vickers or David Hart, must not record the Vickers or David Hart and must not persistently watch and stare at them or make offensive gestures to them.