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Why Beverley woman could be evicted . . .

A Beverley woman could face eviction from her Coltman Avenue home after a court order put in place to stop anti-social behaviour at the property was breached. Officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s anti-social behaviour team were granted the order by the town’s magistrates earlier this month.

It was the first of its kind granted to the council and was given after magistrates heard youths were entering the property of Angela Leak and engaging in anti-social behaviour resulting in serious nuisance being caused to neighbours and members of the public. 

The terms of the order means that the tenant, Angela Leak, and two other named individuals, Richard Leak and Rose Leak, are allowed in the house but anyone else found in the property will face arrest and a potential jail sentence of up to 51 weeks. 

The council say they applied for the order after receiving complaints over a number of months of youths entering the property, excessive noise, underage drinking and drug taking at 99 Coltman Avenue and despite officers trying to work with the tenant, no improvement or progress was made. Now the order has been breached, further action will be taken, which could result in Ms Leak being evicted from her home.

Nigel Brignall, anti-social behaviour manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council takes anti-social behaviour very seriously and will not tolerate this kind of behaviour. The lives of the people living near this property have been made a misery for a long time.”

He continued:  “This is the first time the council have applied, and successfully been granted, a closure order in order to tackle this issue and we won’t hesitate to apply for orders again where perpetrators fail to stop their anti-social behaviour.”