Image demonstrating Council evicts tenant from Blyth property after serious anti-social behaviour 

Council evicts tenant from Blyth property after serious anti-social behaviour 

A man has been evicted from his council property in Blyth, for crime and anti-social behaviour which was causing misery and fear to his neighbours and the local community. 
This eviction by Northumberland County Council with the assistance of Northumbria Police sends a clear message that crime and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated on the county’s estates. 
On June 27, Michael Cole was evicted from his home at 24 Beal Close in Blyth following a catalogue of anti-social behaviour in and around the property. 
Over a series of months there was persistent noise, disturbance and criminal behaviour  at the property at all times of day and night which spilled out onto the streets and neighbouring properties. 
Northumberland County Council in partnership with Northumbria Police carried out the eviction of Cole through the courts due to breaches of his tenancy agreement. 
Northumberland County Councillor Gordon Stewart, cabinet member for Looking after our Communities said:  
“Now this persistent trouble-maker is out – the property can go to someone in genuine housing need who is much more deserving of it.” 
"Seeking an eviction is not a decision we take lightly, but we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and criminal behaviour, whether it takes place in the property or in the community, by the tenant or people visiting the property. 
“We made attempts to engage with the tenant, who showed no interest in listening to us or the police and did not seem to care about the distress this behaviour was causing those around him. 
Residents have the right to quiet enjoyment of their homes, free from violent and anti-social behaviour and I am sure there has been a sigh of relief in Beal Close now Cole has gone. It really has not been a nice place to live recently.” 
Inspector Jonathan Caisley from Northumbria Police said:   
“We hope this eviction offers peace of mind to the local residents who have been affected by this serious anti-social behaviour and that our firm stance will mean other residents are not frightened to come forward and report anti-social behaviour.” 
If you feel you are the victim or have witnessed ASB in your community there are a number of 
  • Report it online at: 
  • Ring Northumberland County Council on 0345 600 6400   
  • You can also call 101  (for non-urgent crime) at any time of the day or night 
  • In an emergency always dial 999 
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