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Tenant sees 14 associates banned from her property

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal

Tenant sees 14 associates banned from her property Tenant sees 14 associates banned from her property

A nuisance tenant in Wakefield has been hit with a 12-month injunction that bans 14 named associates from visiting her property.

The 19-year-old risks losing her home on Beech Street, South Elmsall and being arrested should she breach the terms of the order.

Wakefield and District Housing (WDH), along with Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police, took action after neighbours reported incidents of antisocial behaviour at the property - which included noise, abusive behaviour and large disturbances spilling out into the street.

WDH’s Community Safety Team and the South East Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) worked with local tenants and residents to gather evidence of antisocial behaviour, and last week a judge at Pontefract County Court granted an Antisocial Behaviour Injunction (ASBI).

After securing the ASBI, it was established that the tenant had been arrested on suspicion of breaching bail and causing a public nuisance. As a result, WDH was able to serve the ASBI on her while she was being held in cells at Pontefract Police Station.

Gary Lumb, WDH’s Community Safety Manager, said: "We always take reports of antisocial behaviour extremely seriously, and take action against those who cause problems for other tenants and residents on local estates.

"By working with partners such as the NPT we can get to the root of any issues as soon as possible. It’s also important that we work closely with tenants and residents, and I would like to thank local people for their support throughout this case.

“Anyone who is affected by antisocial behaviour can be reassured that they will receive the appropriate support from us from the moment they report any incidents to us.”

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for the Environment and Communities, said: “We take anti-social behaviour very seriously and work closely with the police and WDH to make sure residents can feel safe and confident in and around their homes.

“I hope that this case will act as a warning to others that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in our communities and will use every tool at our disposal to tackle the issue head on.”

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