Partnership working between Hyde and the Met Police results in eviction of gang member
Published by Lee-Anne Smith for The Hyde Group in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
Housing association, The Hyde Group, was informed in July last year by the Stonebridge Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT), of the arrest of a local gang member after a warrant was executed at a property on Stonebridge estate.
As crime is a severe breach of a tenancy agreement and the resident was not complying with the terms of an existing Suspended Possession Order, Hyde sought possession of the property.
At a hearing at the Willesden County Court on 3 February 2014 the resident’s application to stay the execution of the warrant was dismissed. Hyde therefore evicted the resident on 18 March 2014.
The resident has been convicted of possession of drugs with intent to supply and is currently serving a prison sentence.
Hyde’s Head of Housing for London North, Nazir Hafezjee, said: “Hyde operates a zero tolerance approach to crime and anti-social behaviour and the negative impact it has on those living in the community. We are committed to working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service to create a safe environment for our residents to live in.”
Detective Superintendent, Simon Rose, said: "This case did not end at conviction. Where appropriate, we will continue to work with Hyde to seek to address the associated criminality and anti-social behaviour of gang members. Those who cause misery for the other residents on the estate should change their ways and take notice of what Hyde has achieved here. If you do not change you ways, when we will catch you we will work with Hyde to have you evicted."