'One man crime-wave' evicted after dog fighting and stabbing
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
A man described as a "neighbour from hell" has been evicted after stabbing one of his visitors and allowing dogs to fight in his council property.
Jason Davies was responsible for a catalogue of crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) at his one-bedroom flat in Godolphin Road, Shepherds Bush.
Neighbours complained about rats roaming free in his garden after he allowed his dog's excrement to accumulate.
In July 2010, the 41-year-old was served with a Notice of Seeking Possession by Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council because of continuous breaches of his tenancy agreement.
The breaches included noise nuisance, racial harassment and physical assault, together with a conviction of causing unnecessary suffering to his dog after hosting a dog fight at his home.
Davies agreed to change his ways and signed an acceptable behaviour agreement which demanded he ceased all ASB, gave up his dog and kept his garden tidy.
However, the tenant failed to adhere to the agreement and In December 2011 he was imprisoned for 18 months for slashing one of his visitors across the stomach with a knife.
The council applied for possession of the property and obtained an outright possession order in May 2012.
Davies subsequently appealed three times against the enforcement of the order, but each time his case was dismissed by the courts.
A bailiff’s warrant was executed at the property in May, forcing Davies to leave for good.
H&F Council's deputy leader, cllr Greg Smith, said: “Good riddance to Jason Davies – a despicable person who was hell-bent on causing trouble and making life intolerable for law-abiding residents.
“Crime and ASB like this will not be tolerated in Hammersmith & Fulham and I am delighted we have been able to turf this hooligan out."