A nuisance tenant who brought misery to a North Shields estate for nearly ten years has been evicted.
Alan Denley faced eviction from his North Tyneside Council-owned flat in Avon Avenue, on the Meadowell estate, following years of criminal and anti-social behaviour.
But when officials, backed by Northumbria Police, attended on Tuesday, they found the 50-year-old had already gone.
Mr Denley had previously received a number of injunction orders for incidents dating back to 2006. The latest tenancy breach was an incident last November where a council employee was verbally abused, with Mr Denley throwing a lighter and brick at workmen.
A hearing at North Shields County Court on June 23 granted the council an ‘absolute possession order’ to evict Mr Denley.
North Tyneside Council’s safer estates manager, Colin Boxshall, said: “Mr Denley has caused misery to those living on the Meadowell estate, repeatedly engaging in anti-social behaviour and criminal offending. The eviction should act as a reminder that we take issues like this extremely seriously, taking firm and appropriate action.”
“Our management of anti-social behaviour cases demonstrates a clear focus on protecting people from harm and on supporting any victims and witnesses.”