Quadruple interim injunction success for WPH
Published by katiejones for Magenta Living in Communities
Registered housing provider, Wirral Partnership Homes (WPH), has successfully obtained three interim Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions against two tenants living in neighbouring properties and a third male of no fixed abode. It is alleged that the trio made life a misery for people in their local community over a 12 months period. Details of the Anti-Social Behaviour included drunken conduct, criminal damage, threats against staff and urinating on windows.
Neighbours in the community were fearful of reprisals and refused to give evidence in court. WPH Tenancy Enforcement Officers used the evidence that they had gathered to secure the Without Notice Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions.
At a court hearing on 25th May, WPH was granted an interim Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction against all three. All injunctions have a power of arrest attached. WPH is also seeking an immediate possession order on one of the properties.
WPH Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Sam Brown, who dealt with this case, said: “This is by far the worst case I have handled. It’s upsetting that the fear they struck into their local community prevented evidence from being gathered but I am confident that, following today’s injunctions, there will be some respite for the victims.”
David Lingard, WPH Tenancy Enforcement Manager, was involved in the legal arrangements. He said: “The case was very difficult but by taking a proactive approach to gathering evidence, we were able to support our applications for injunctions. I am very proud of the efforts of the WPH Tenancy Enforcement Team.”
In a separate case, WPH also secured an interim injunction against a male who allegedly made threats of violence against neighbours and visitors. WPH took action to protect vulnerable residents in the area and secured an interim Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction with a power of arrest attached.
Sam Brown said: “I am appalled at the amount of abuse and misery that this person was responsible for. WPH were able to give support to witnesses who came forward to give evidence and offer protection against the perpetrator.”