Tabraiz Khan, 38, reported bus driver James Keogh and his wife Jane, from Heaton Norris, Stockport, to social services
A nightmare neighbour tried to get a family of eight broken up by social workers after he wrongly accused them of being 'too noisy.'
Tabraiz Khan, 38, reported bus driver James Keogh and his wife Jane, from Heaton Norris, Stockport, to social services and falsely alleged the innocent couple were neglecting their six children after he became convinced they were setting off police sirens inside their home.
Two of the children have autism and another one suffers with learning difficulties while another child is a registered carer for Mr Keogh.
Social workers attended Keoghs' home in Greater Manchester following the tip-off and quizzed the couple before establishing they had done nothing wrong.
During a two-year hate campaign against the Keoghs, Khan, who lived with his parents two doors away, continually berated the couple about noise.
James Keogh and his wife Jane, from Heaton Norris, Stockport, were falsely accused of neglecting their six children
Khan even confronted them on their doorstep by 'shouting aggressively' at 8.30am on Christmas Day in 2017 as their children were opening presents because of a noise complaint.
He also threatened the family later that day when he claimed one of a 13-year-old child had been making rude gestures at him in the park.
The victims who have been married for 15 years and who have lived at their property for ten years suffered severe distress due to the social services investigation while their children were too scared to play in their back garden for fear of encountering Khan.
The three children with learning difficulties and autism and even took alternative routes to school to avoid walking passed his home.
Jane Keogh described feeling 'intimidated' and caused the family distress (left). Jane and James Keogh outside Stockport Magistrates' Court (right)
Inquiries were carried out into Khan's noise complaints but it emerged the sounds of 'sirens' he referred to plus other sounds in fact came from the street itself.
In a statement Mrs