A WOMAN who harassed seven of her neighbours has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Judith Robinson, 64, from Harding Road, Chesham was found guilty of four counts of harassment and one of criminal damage at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court in July.

Last week on August 27 at the same court she was given three nine week prison sentences, suspended for two years, to run concurrently.

She was also given an unpaid work requirement for 150 hours and ordered to pay costs of £790, a victim surcharge of £80 and £552 in compensation.

She was given a restraining order for seven people which included the following rules; not to contact directly or indirectly seven people; not to dispose of litter in any bins except those designated by the local authority for waste disposal at the premises; not to stare through windows of other residents of Harding Road; not to intentionally block private car parking places belonging to other residents of Harding Road and not to deliberately shine torches into other properties of Harding Road.

Magistrates heard in July that most of the offences took place over the past two years in the Harding Road area.

Robinson stood outside windows of residential addresses and looked into their homes, shone torches inside and pointed a camera and video camera through the windows.

She used abusive language and behaviour, sent threatening letters and conducted a campaign of harassment.

Robinson also caused criminal damage to a car by scratching it.

One of her victims, Paul Richardson, said at the time: "I was unable to relax in my own home because of it. My job was quite stressful. I was working long hours and then I would get home to this and would be woken up in the night.

"My nerves were shattered. I was really stressed and tired out because of it." Read his account here.

The restraining order lasts until August 26, 2018.