A BARROW family have spoken of the ‘vile abuse’ they were subjected to from a ‘neighbour from hell’.

Kimberly Trengove was given a two-year restraining order in November of last year after she was found guilty of harassing Brian and Emma White and their young daughter Iris.

The two-year order bans Trengove from contacting the White family.

At South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on Monday Trengove was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to breaching the restraining order.

The 38-year-old was also found not guilty of a second breach of the order following a trial.

The court heard the restraining order had originally been imposed after Trengove persistently hurled abuse towards Mr and Mrs White and their daughter Iris over a number of months in 2018.

At the time Trengove lived across the road from the Whites in Westway, Barrow.

The court heard Mr and Mrs White had installed CCTV cameras at the front of their home as a result of the harassment.

Footage captured by the cameras on April 15 of this year shows Trengove being escorted to a police van by officers after being arrested for an unrelated matter.

As she approaches the van Trengove turned to the Whites’ home, shouted at them and made a rude hand gesture which led to her pleading guilty to breaching the restraining order.

Mrs White spoke of her relief that Trengove has since moved from Westway.

“We’ve had two years of hell,” the 44-year-old said.

“Every time I would go outside she would hurl abuse at me.

"It got to the point where I was too scared to even leave my house.

“I don’t like any trouble or confrontation so I found it really difficult to deal with.

“We just wanted a quiet life and didn’t understand why she was doing this to us.

“Some of the things she said to Iris, who was only 12 at the time, were absolutely vile.

“To describe her as a neighbour from hell is an understatement.

“Thankfully she has moved out now so we are trying to just get on with our lives.”

Trengove took a dislike to the family after she started to have problems with a child of her then boyfriend, Mrs White said.

On Monday, after she was found not guilty of another breach of the restraining order, Trengove was given a three-week curfew requiring her to remain indoors at her home in Hazel Gill, Barrow between the hours of 8pm and 8am.

She was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Mum-of-two Mrs White said: “We just hope that’s an end of it now and she will leave us alone and no longer make our lives hell.

“Our street is a nice place to live and all the neighbours get along so it’s a relief for everyone that she doesn’t live here anymore.

“We just want to focus on moving on.”