PENSIONERS living in the same street as a woman issued with an antisocial behaviour warning by South Derbyshire District Council have backed the action taken against her.
Last month the Mail reported how disabled Elaine Arnold, 53, of Bailey Avenue, Overseal, received a letter from the council which accused her of letting her Jack Russells run around in the street without leads, and of parking her car too close to the back of a mobility vehicle.
She strongly denied the claims.
Residents of the street, which consists of sheltered housing, met with the Mail to speak out about Mrs Arnold’s claims that she haddone no wrong.
Dee Weall, 68, who lives with her terminally ill husband Phil, said: “In my opinion, her dogs have been a constant problem and not on the lead – it is only recently that she has tied them to the railings with a chain which is long enough to allow the dogs to roam.
“Prior to that, in my view they were harassing people by running around, getting under their feet.
“We were also amazed to watch her picking cherries off the tree on the green for more than two hours.”
The residents have taken photographs, which the Mail has seen, of Mrs Arnold apparently cleaning her car unaided, and of her dogs off their leads in the street.
Betty Saunders, 69, said: “You are only supposed to have one dog, but she now has three.”
When the Mail contacted Mrs Arnold about the claims, she said her human rights had been violated.
She said: “I washed my car, but I was sitting down. They can’t take photos of me without permission.
“It is a violation of my human rights. They have no right to take my picture.
“I can’t move out of my house without someone taking pictures of me.”
A spokesman for South Derbyshire District Council said it was continuing to monitor the situation.