Troublesome tenants given wake up call

Troublesome tenants were given early morning wake-up calls following complaints about their behaviour.

Officers from North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police visited 12 residents in North Shields associated with crime and anti-social behaviour.

The tenants were given last chance warnings or told that legal proceedings had begun as part of Operation Respect.

Safer Estates Manager Colin Boxshall said: “Such offences have a significant impact on the quality of life of our residents and it will simply not be tolerated.

“The visits went extremely well and help to reinforce the message that crime and anti-social behaviour will be dealt with in a firm, prompt and appropriate way.”

North Shields Neighbourhood Sergeant Guy Morgan added: “We take incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour very seriously.

“The law abiding majority who live in this area deserve to be able to live peacefully in their communities and we are determined to help them to do so.”

“It’s important that tenants realise the effect their behaviour has on others and understand that their behaviour has consequences.”

During the visits, those who are homeowners received legal action notices and six council tenants received notices of seeking possession; other tenants visited were warned that their tenancies will be at risk and other future action could include Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions, if further complaints are received.