Asbo for Joshua Sargeant, £500,000 scratchcard winner
- 19 November 2012
- From the section Lincolnshire
A teenager who won £500,000 in a scratchcard promotion has been given a two-year anti-social behaviour order for holding noisy parties at his home.
Joshua Sargeant, 19, of Peartree Close in Sleaford, Lincolnshire is now banned from holding large gatherings.
Neighbours complained about the noise after he won the prize in a McDonald's Monopoly competition last year.
Lincoln Magistrates Court heard that living next to the teenager was like "living in the car park at Tesco".
Anne Hutchinson said having Sargeant as a neighbour was "a living nightmare".
In February, North Kesteven District Council gave Sargeant an anti-social behaviour warning, but disturbances continued and he was given an acceptable behaviour contract in March.
On Monday, he admitted behaving in an anti-social manner, but claimed he had calmed down and got his life back on track.
Sargeant told the court he had a housemate who caused some trouble but that person had moved on, along with some "hangers-on".
"I have finally sorted myself out and got rid of the people I needed to get rid of and changed my life and my home."
District Judge John Stobart said: "I hope that the neighbours have seen a change in his behaviour and I hope that things will get better with the help of this order."
Sargeant was ordered to pay a contribution towards legal costs of £2,000.
North Kesteven District Council spokesman Heidi Ryder said: "The verdict is proof that the problems the residents have experienced for a significant period of time are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
"Despite being given several opportunities Mr Sergeant continued to behave in a way that caused a great deal of distress to his neighbours."