A 23-year-old woman subjected her disabled neighbour to a barrage of abuse, a court has heard.
Holly Ann Watson hurled abuse at Gary Somerford and his wife, Minnie, when she lived above them in Dallington Road.
Magistrates at Eastbourne heard on Thursday how the couple had eventually taken out an injunction against Watson because of her behaviour.
Watson, of South Cliff, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour when she appeared in court.
Mark Cateley, prosecuting, told the court there had been trouble between the two households for some time.
“Mr Somerford had been diagnosed with a low grade brain tumour and is in a wheelchair,” said Mr Cateley, “and the defendant had made his life very difficult.”
On July 21 last year Mr Somerford heard an argument going on between Watson and her partner and saw her climb over a fence.
Mr Cateley said, “He knocked on the window and she reacted by calling Mrs Somerford names and called Mr Somerford a cripple and swore at him.”
Police were called and Watson was arrested.
Magistrates were told that Watson had previous convictions, including one for assault.
Diane May, defending, said the incident was “typical of all the things that were going wrong” for Watson in 2012.
She said, “She was in an abusive relationship and was a victim herself.
“She found herself acting in ways she would not expect. She was all over the place.
“She is showing good signs in moving forward with her life.”
Watson was given a 12 month community order with a requirement she attends an alcohol treatment programme.