Injunction for tenant who threatened to kill dogs
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A social housing tenant who threatened to kill his neighbour’s dogs has been hit with an injunction.
ALMO Salix Homes, which manages 8,500 homes across Central Salford, sought legal action against Carl Johnson, of Chancel Avenue, Ordsall, on the grounds of his threatening and abusive behaviour.
During a hearing at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Monday, the court heard how Johnson, 27, made threats of violence towards a neighbour and also threatened to kill their dogs.
One victim said the incident had left them feeling extremely frightened for their safety.
Johnson failed to turn up to court and the judge granted a 12-month injunction order, with power of arrest, in his absence.
The conditions of the injunction prevent Johnson from harassing or using abusive, insulting and threatening behaviour towards his neighbours.
Sue Sutton, Salix chief executive, said: “Carl Johnson has caused a lot of fear and upset in the community with his abusive and threatening behaviour and we welcome the court’s decision to grant an injunction Order in this case.
"Salix Homes takes community safety very seriously and we strive to make sure that our neighbourhoods are safe and secure places to live. We hope this case sends out a very clear message that this kind of anti-social and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated on our estates.
"I would urge anyone who is suffering from anti-social behaviour to come forward with information, so we can ensure our neighbourhoods remain safe places to live."