Noisy yob evicted after tormenting critically ill neighbour
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A noisy yob who tormented a neighbour who was waiting for a heart bypass has been evicted from his social housing home.
Ashley Hayes was turfed out of his flat in Kingsbridge Court, Harpurhey, after landlord Northwards Housing took action against him.
The 27-year-old held loud parties through the night, with screaming and shouting repeatedly heard coming from his flat.
Despite repeated pleas to stop the noise, he refused to change his behaviour.
Hayes was eventually evicted last month after a lengthy court battle lasting more than a year.
In January 2013, officers from Northwards community safety team applied for an injunction to stop the noise, and Hayes offered an undertaking to the court, promising to refrain from causing further disturbances.
He breached the order numerous times and in October 2013, was given a 56-day suspended sentence for 14 separate breaches.
However, just one day later, there were further incidents of banging, screaming and loud music coming from the flat.
Manchester County Court granted immediate possession of the flat in February 2014, with Hayes thrown out on March 31.
His Honour Judge Armitage QC branded Hayes a “long-term nuisance who had intended to avoid the consequences and carry on as he pleased”.
Mike Hutton, Northwards community safety manager, said: “This case shows that we will take action against those who torment our tenants.
“Hayes’ behaviour was unacceptable and we won’t stand for it.”