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Council cracks down on anti-social behaviour

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A nuisance tenant, who has caused fear and intimidation, has been ordered to leave his Dudley Council property within months of moving in.

Dudley Council and West Midlands Police brought a case against Adam Delamere of View Field, Sedgley after numerous complaints of extreme anti-social behaviour were received.

Delamere had only lived in the property for a short period of time before complaints were raised. They included the abuse and intimidation of neighbours as well as noise nuisance caused by drunken behaviour and large gatherings of youths around the property.

Complaints also alleged the property was being used for drug dealing.

The case was heard at Walsall Magistrates’ Court today (August 2) and a full closure order served on the tenant for three months.

This means the property will be closed to all access for three months and the tenant, along with family members and visitors are unable to live in or visit the property during this period.

Councillor Laura Taylor-Childs, cabinet member for housing and communities, said:

Neighbours have lived in fear of this tenant and his associates, which is completely unacceptable.
I commend the work of our anti-social behaviour team for bringing this case to court and I am pleased the judge ruled in our favour.
We will be looking to take further action in this case to bring this tenancy to an end.


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