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Threatening behaviour is not tolerated by housing company

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Published by Melanie Armstrong for Homes For Northumberland in Housing

Homes for Northumberland has obtained a 12 month injunction to prevent Stevie Angus from entering Byrness Row in Cramlington after repeated reports of his intimidating behaviour.

Angus, who is 25 and lived on this Cramlington street, received the injunction after local people complained about his threatening behaviour. He has regularly harassed a number of residents on Byrness Row, including threats to burn down neighbours’ properties or attack their pets. He has also made hoax calls to the fire service to alarm local people and was even arrested for intimidating a witness.

Homes for Northumberland and Northumberland County Council’s legal team brought the injunction proceedings on the grounds that Angus was guilty of harassment and intimidation. Failure to obey the injunction is a contempt of court and can lead to imprisonment for up to 2 years.

Colin Blackett, Safer Neighbourhoods Unit manager at Homes for Northumberland said: “This injunction demonstrates how seriously we take anti-social behaviour and that Homes for Northumberland will not tolerate residents being subjected to harassment. However, this would not have been possible without the support of tenants, who we are fully supporting during this difficult period with weekly visits and extra security equipment.

“I can reassure anyone who would like to report antisocial behaviour that all of the information you provide is kept confidential and really helps us to take action against these individuals - we must all work together to make a difference and stamp out this type of unacceptable behaviour.”

Cramlington Neighbourhood Inspector, Trevor Oakley said: "We work closely with our partners at the council and at Homes for Northumberland to address anti-social behaviour.

"We know full well the impact anti-social behaviour, of any kind, can have on a person's quality of life so, along with partners, we are committed to tackling the issue.”

Tenants experiencing anti social behaviour should contact Homes for Northumberland on 01670 542424 or email snu@hfn.uk.com

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