Neighbour James Tevlin banned after four-year hate campaign against Strood family
Maureen Shepley and her
family were targeted by neighbour James Tevlin
A woman was driven to a nervous breakdown by daily abuse
from a nightmare neighbour.
Kathryn Bridges lost her job and her marriage broke down as
James Tevlin continued his campaign against her family over four
Now the 56-year-old has been banned from going near
Kathryn, her family and their home in Strood.
Tevlin, pictured left, shouted:
"You're all dead. I will kill the lot of you," Medway magistrates
Mrs Bridges and her mother Maureen Shepley lived next door to
each other in Darnley Road when Tevlin subjected them to abuse on
an almost daily basis.
Tevlin has previously been found guilty of harassing Maureen and
given a restraining order banning him from going near her.
But now he has been convicted of harassing and verbally abusing
Mrs Bridges and was given a restraining order covering her, her
husband Barry and their children as well as Maureen’s partner Conal
Mrs Bridges, who is in her 40s, said "I've lost six stone over
"It was just abuse, every time I went out to the car he would
Tevlin, now of Henry Street, Chatham, denied the charges -
claiming he was too ill to leave his home.
After being found guilty, the court was told Tevlin had at least
31 convictions for 53 different offences.
The bench gave him a 90-day suspended jail sentence and
resentenced over the harassment of Maureen - giving him a
further 30-day suspended sentence. He was also ordered to pay £300
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