Bristol – Stephen Loosemore, 50, was spotted by passers-by
scrawling hate in large letters after a four-year feud with frail Vera Morgan,
Employed as a caretaker for a block of flats at the time, he fell out
with Mrs. Morgan and her house-bound husband James, 85, who live four doors
away from him.
Loosemore , who said he knew the couple were not Jewish, or German,
admitted carrying out the act because he wanted to scare them after they
He daubed the Nazi Party emblem on her windows alongside the word
‘witch’ and scrawled “Jews Out” on her front door in black paint.
Loosemore admitted causing racially-aggravated damage at Bristol
Magistrates’ Court and was handed a six-month community order.
Stephen Loosemore, pictured, wrote ‘Jews Out’ in large letters on Vera Morgan’s property in Bristol, a court heard
Vera Morgan, pictured, and Stephen Loosemore had been involved in a four-year feud, Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard
The feud is believed to have started when Mrs Morgan complained about
another resident at Aston House in Redcliffe, Bristol, and Loosemore got
He was investigated by the council in 2010 when Mrs Morgan accused him
of pushing her over when she confronted him about her plant pots being damaged.
In 2012 he was convicted of damaging a pot outside her home.
Jennifer Stetson, defending, told the court: “The complainant, it
seems, made complaints about another resident.
“Mr Loosemore came to the
resident’s assistance and matters escalated.”
Loosemore claims he was provoked by Mrs Morgan and says she made a
comment about his dog, saying, “you’re the next one of be run over”
after his previous pet suffered the same fate.
The court heard Loosemore – who is no longer caretaker of the block –
suffers from depression and has an issue with alcohol.
Bristol City Council said they would now review his tenancy in light of
a second conviction for criminal damage against him.