Laurieston upstairs neighbour from hell spat on resident's door

A woman failed to take heed of her downstairs neighbour’s warnings to lower the noise levels in her flat and police were called – but not before she shouted and swore at residents and spat on their door.

By Court Reporter
Sunday, 4th April 2021, 10:43 am
Updated Sunday, 4th April 2021, 10:43 am

Michelle Jordan (39), 16 Kenilworth Drive, Laurieston, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having admitted behaving in a threatening manner in Kenilworth Drive, Laurieston, on November 17 last year.

Rachel Wallace, procurator fiscal depute, said: “The witnesses have stayed at their home for three years and throughout this time they have had on ad off issues with their upstairs neighbour the accused.

"At 6pm the witness came home from work and met the accused outside the address. He attempted to engage with the accused and ask her to be more considerate about the noise she was making.

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Jordan appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday after her threatening behaviour towards her neighbours got out of hand

"The accused refused to engage and started shouting and swearing at him. Throughout the evening the noise from the accused’s flat has continued to escalate to the point the witnesses contacted the police.

"At 9pm the witness was standing at his door having a cigarette. At this time the accused left her flat and walked past her neighbour’s door, spitting at it in the process.

"The witnesses tried to resolve the ongoing issues and asked the accused to keep the noise down in her flat. This again caused the accused to become aggressive and shout and swear, challenging the witness to a fight.

"Police attended at the address and the accused was notified of the offence and charged. She was told she would be subject to a report, then police left. The witnesses then heard loud banging and shouting coming from the accused’s address.

"The accused continued banging until after 11pm and witnesses contacted police again.”

The court heard Jordan had lived at the address for 20 years and was now “extremely susceptible” to an eviction order due to her anti-social behaviour.

Sheriff Derek Livingston placed Jordan on a structured deferred sentence for six months for her to be off good behaviour in that time. He called for a review of the order in three month’s time and made it part of her bail conditions not to cause or promote excessive noise.