Lanarkshire neighbor from hell who ignored ASBO lands behind bars


A neighbor from hell landed in jail after ignoring an antisocial behavior order.

Janet Weir played loud music, threatened neighbors and coughed on police officers while pretending to have COVID.

Weir, of Oaklea Crescent, Blantyre, appeared on custody at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week.

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the 43-year-old admitted a series of charges including police assault and threatening or abusive behavior.

Weir received an ASBO in December 2020, but police were called when she threw a brick at a neighbor’s car on March 5 last year.

She told onlookers she would “stab you to the core”.

Abby Seal, prosecuting, said: “None of them approached the defendant as they were afraid of her.

“She threatened to kill officers and spat at one officer, the spit landing on her leg.

“Weir then removed the mask from his face, coughed at him and his colleague and shouted ‘I have COVID. I hope you die.

“Both officers had to self-isolate because of this.”

Police returned to Oaklea Crescent after midnight on March 30 last year after a complaint about loud music coming from Weir’s home.

Through the living room window, they could see her dancing on a coffee table.

She again shouted abuse, made threats, and kicked and spat at two officers.

Then, on September 16, Weir verbally assaulted a neighbor and when police arrived she shouted “I’m going to kill you”.

Again, she spat at an officer as she was arrested.

Weir also admitted to violating her ASBO and committing an offense while out on bail.

She has been held in prison since her arrest in September.

Sheriff Thomas Millar has postponed his sentence until next month for a criminal justice social work report.

Weir was again taken into custody.

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