Dog faeces family given restraining order

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A FAMILY who are alleged to have held a sustained campaign of harassment against an Egton couple, which included throwing dog faeces at their property, have been given a restraining order until their cases are heard at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

Ian Cornforth (47), Violet Cornforth (69), Thomas Cornforth (42) and Reginald Cornforth (75), all of Arncliffe Way in Egton, are alleged to have held a sustained campaign of abuse against their victims.

They are accused of harassing the couple by throwing dog faeces onto and at their property, shouting and swearing at them, and depositing stones, nails, screws and grass clippings on their property.

The incidents occurred between 15 November 2010 and 1 October 2011.

Ian and Reginald Cornforth are also accused of assaulting their male victim on 24 August last year.

The family have been banned from entering the boundary of 6 Arncliffe View, Egton, and are also not permitted to enter the adjacent area of land which is utilised by the victims.

They have also been banned from approaching and communicating with the couple.

Ian and Thomas Cornforth were remanded on bail until their hearing, which will be held on 1 October.

Reginald and Violet Cornforth were both remanded on unconditional bail until 23 August.