Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Peterborough: McKue

|Contempt of Court

Pursuant to paragraph 13 of Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court – Open Court.

In the case of Accent Nene Limited -v- Samantha McKue

Case No: B01BD740

On Thursday, 31st March 2016 at the County Court in Peterborough District Judge Matthews sentenced Samantha McKue to 12 months imprisonment for contempt of court, the sentence to be suspended for 12 months on condition that she does not again breach the Anti Social Behaviour Injunction, dated 23rd December 2015, between now and the end of the order which was extended in its application to 31st March 2017.

On Tuesday, 5th April 2016 Samantha McKue was arrested for a further breach of the Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction. This injunction had been granted because Samantha McKue, who is not a tenant of the Claimant, Accent Nene Limited, had caused a number of incidents at the home of one of the Claimant’s tenants, with whom she is in a relationship. These incidents had caused considerable annoyance, distress and disruption to tenants of the Claimant living in the vicinity. One of the terms of the injunction prohibited Samantha McKue from going to street where the other tenant lives. On 22nd March 2016, Samantha McKue went to the home of the other tenant, in breach of the injunction, caused a disturbance in breach of other terms of the injunction and was arrested. On 23rd March 2016 she was remanded on bail and advised to obtain legal representation. She did not do so but rather breached the terms of the injunction that same day. On 24th March 2016 she was remanded in custody until 31st March 2016 when the suspended sentence of imprisonment was imposed.

No separate penalty has been imposed for the breach of the order committed by Samantha McKue on 5th April 2016 but the prison sentence imposed and suspended on 31st March 2016 was activated to the full extent.

District Judge Matthews