Alfreton pest with desire to meet Lee Rigby killer gets ASBO

Mohammed Dar, 53, of Ley Gardens, Alfreton, has been made the subject of an ASBO.
Mohammed Dar, 53, of Ley Gardens, Alfreton, has been made the subject of an ASBO.

A nuisance neighbour who was jailed after using threatening behaviour at a Remembrance ceremony and for stalking a neighbour has been slapped with an anti-social behaviour order.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Mohammed Dar, 53, of Ley Gardens, Alfreton, had raised further concerns after he wrote a letter to a probation officer stating he would like to share a cell with one of soldier Lee Rigby’s killers.

Prosecuting solicitor Ian Shaw said: “The Crown relies on matters he has been convicted for including an incident at a Cenotaph and a church, the harassment of a neighbour and others as well as matters against police with malicious calls.”

Dar previously walked into Alfreton’s New Life Church during a Remembrance service wearing a headscarf and bandana inscribed with the words God is Great and slow-clapped a parade. He was also convicted of stalking after staring into a neighbour’s home. He was jailed for 24 weeks in July and is currently remanded in custody for breaching a restraining order.

Mr Shaw argued Dar’s letter suggested his behaviour was to carry on. It stated Dar found prison to be “a holiday camp” and claimed his destiny is to become an iconic figure to muslims comparing himself with Nelson Mandella.

Mr Shaw said with reference to Lee Rigby’s killers, Dar stated: “I would have liked to have been ‘two’d’ up with Michael Adebolajo as we could have had an immensely, interesting conversation.”

Dar’s letter stated the Cenotaph was his finest moment and he regretted not paying respects to the Iraqi resistance at a national Remembrance to inspire muslims. District Judge Morris Cooper outlined an indefinite ASBO for Dar, who was dealt with in his absence, stating he must not encourage others to cause harassment and must not contact listed neighbours and police except in need. Failure to comply could mean custody.