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Former social housing tenant's racist behaviour leads to blocks ban

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal

Former social housing tenant's racist behaviour leads to blocks ban Former social housing tenant's racist behaviour leads to blocks ban

A former tenant of social landlord Salix Homes who was banned from entering two Salford tower blocks on the grounds of his aggressive and racist behaviour has had his ban extended for another year after breaching the terms of a court order.

Ian Rimmer, formerly of Canon Hussey Court in Islington, Salford, was served with an Injunction Order last year banning him from entering Canon Hussey Court or neighbouring tower block Arthur Millwood Court.

But this week Rimmer, 46, was found in a bin storage room at Canon Hussey Court and was arrested at the scene.

Rimmer appeared at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Wednesday where he admitted breaching the terms of the order.

The judge granted Salix a 12-month extension of the Injunction Order, meaning the racist is banned from entering the grounds of the tower blocks until July next year.

Under the terms of the injunction, which has a Power of Arrest, Rimmer is also banned from threatening violence to his former neighbours or causing nuisance or annoyance to his former neighbours.

Salix initially sought legal action against Rimmer on the grounds of his ongoing racist and aggressive behaviour and he was evicted in August last year.

Rimmer has a long history of anti-social and criminal behaviour, which has included racist and homophobic comments made to another resident, threatening and racist behaviour towards Salix employees and playing constant loud music at his property.

Sue Sutton, Salix chief executive, said: “Salix Homes takes community safety very seriously and we strive to make sure that our neighbourhoods are safe and secure places to live.

"Despite us securing an Injunction Order and evicting Ian Rimmer, he has continued to cause fear and upset among residents in the area which we will not tolerate.

"We are grateful to the police and the courts for their swift action following the breach of the Order and we welcome the judge's decision to extend the Injunction for another year.

"We hope this sends out a clear message that we will not allow our communities to be harrassed and intimidated in this way and will always take action where possible to protect residents living in our communities.”

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