July 12, 2012
Gang jailed for campaign of attacks against Norwich couple falsely accused of being paedophiles
"A gang abused a couple for more than a year and drove them from their home after falsely accusing them of being paedophiles.
The couple, who can not be named for legal reason, were targeted in a long campaign in which rocks were thrown at their windows, faeces were smeared across their door, and maggots posted through their letterbox.
Glue was also poured in their door lock while foam and paint was sprayed across the front of their home in Langley Walk off Old Palace Road in west Norwich.
Yesterday, Norwich Crown Court heard how Kevin Howes, who lived in their street, orchestrated the campaign of misery against them.
He admitted conspiracy to commit criminal damage, after police linked phone calls and text messages from his mobile to the men responsible for the attacks.
Alongside Howes in the dock was Spencer Bowgen, who has a long history of offending.
He admitted two of charges of criminal damage."