A WOMAN who caught her nightmare neighbor attacking the house weeks after he was slapped with a restraining order has said she is terrified of what he will do next.
Stephen Groves, 56, was taken to court today for smashing his neighbor’s ring doorbell – just weeks after he was found guilty of launching a harassment campaign against him.
Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard today how the nightmare neighbor took a hammer on the device in retaliation after police were called to his home.
Footage from The Sun shows Groves repeatedly hitting the doorbell with a broom and then a hammer – just weeks after he was convicted of molesting the same neighbor.
He was handed a two-year restraining order over four weeks ago and told he must wear an electronic tag.
But the court admitted this morning that Groves has still not been adjusted.
He has now launched another threatening attack, forcing the niece of his disabled neighbor Victoria Riscinskis to call the police in the early hours of Wednesday.
She said she was terrified of what he might do next – and again urged Birmingham City Council to vacate Groves.
Police searched Groves’ home and found nothing – but he admitted to causing criminal damage in custody yesterday.
Paul John, prosecutor, said: “Victoria Riscinskis is contacting police again to report that Stephen Groves smashed up the CCTV camera in their shared alleyway between their homes.”
The court heard that Groves smashed the doorbell with a hammer and unplugged it.
Groves spent the night in custody making “full and candid confessions” to police, his attorney Sam Christopher said.
Bank chairman David Johnson ordered Groves to pay compensation of £500.
A fine of £120 was waived because Groves spent a night in detention.
There was no mention that he allegedly violated his current restraining order or when the label will be put up.
This comes just weeks after Groves was found guilty launch a harassment campaign against its vulnerable neighbor.
He was previously ordered to pay just £100 each in compensation to his three victims.
Discussing the ongoing ordeal and recent attack, Victoria said: “I haven’t slept. I feel sick and scared when he comes out today.
“What next? What are you waiting for?
“I need urgent help. He can’t go back to this property – no way. Something bad is about to happen.
“I cried all morning that I couldn’t even do the school run.
“Everything we have predicted so far and the Council just isn’t taking things seriously. I’m literally losing my mind.
“You have maniacs walking around with hammers in the middle of the night. I have enough.
“All we want is a peaceful life, it’s been like this for two years.”
Earlier this year, a court heard Groves fire his court-appointed attorney, admitting he had been “pathetic.”
He previously told the court: “They put a camera right next to my door and they just can’t do that. where are my rights
“Pathetic things I’ve done because of this camera. I acted like an idiot because they violate my basic rights.
“How do I feel? Not very well.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18182108/ring-door-bell-neighbour-terrorise-attack/ I caught my nightmare neighbor attacking my house weeks after the restraining order was issued