'ASBO has ruined my life'

PUBLISHED: 12:08 09 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:16 24 May 2010

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who threatened to petrol bomb and shoot the people living next door to her has returned to her former neighbourhood

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who threatened to petrol bomb and shoot the people living next door to her has returned to her former neighbourhood vowing to turn over a new leaf.Sarah Walker moved out of her home in Milton Brow, Weston, after being given an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) last year.The 32-year-old and her two children, Sean, now aged 13, and 10-year-old Amy, moved to Selworthy Road on Weston's Bournville estate last year after neighbours signed a petition to get her evicted.But now Miss Walker, who was conditionally discharged for two years in April 2006 when she admitted three charges of harassment, says she regrets some of her actions.Since moving back to Milton Brow she says she has been enjoying a good relationship with the people who live around her.She said: "The whole experience has been extremely stressful."I have been suicidal but it's not going to help me if I am 6ft under. Most nights I did not know how I was going to get through the next day."I am best mates with the neighbours I have now. "We even went out last Friday night together and one of my neighbours picks my son up from school for me."Since coming back I have had to start all over again and I am just getting somewhere now."I have had to remortgage my home because of the costs involved in moving to another house."I have been a nurse since the age of 16 and last year I was voted Carer of the Month by the company I was working for out of 400 staff."I work with adults with challenging behaviour and I have never flipped. You wouldn't work with people like that if you were screwed up.

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