A former doctor has been given a community order banning her from insulting or harassing her neighbours in the Duston area.
Dr Hilary Wynne-Williams, aged 67, of Marseilles Close, Duston, was found guilty at Northampton Magistrates’ Court earlier this year of shouting abuse at a neighbour, slamming doors and banging on the walls to such an extent that she made “her life a living hell”.
Wynne-Williams’ case was listed 22 times at the magistrate’s court before she was given a 30-month conditional discharge for harassment in February this year.
Wynne-Williams appealed against her conviction, but this was thrown out by Judge Rupert Mayo at Northampton Crown Court in May.
At a sentencing hearing at the crown court on Monday, Judge Mayo, sitting with two magistrates, handed Wynne-Williams an 18-month community order which stipulates she cannot insult or harass her neighbours verbally or by any other means.
Judge Mayo declined an application by the prosecution to impose an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO).
At a previous magistrate’s court hearing, Ben Samples, prosecuting, said Wynne-Williams disrupted her neighbours by shouting and banging around in her home in the early hours.
Wynne-Williams must pay costs of £450 after the losing her appeal. Following her conviction, she was ordered to pay costs of £620.