Cornwall

Woman evicted from Cornwall home over bad behaviour

A woman has been evicted from her home in Saltash after putting neighbours through three years of torment because of her anti-social behaviour.

The house in Wentworth Way has been boarded up for three months after police were granted a closure order.

Incidents leading to the order being given included drug use, drunken antics, fighting and abusive language.

Police said that 8% of calls regarding anti-social behaviour over the past six months in Saltash related to the house.

The closure order was sought following consultation with Cornwall Council and resulted in police, council officials and Sanctuary Housing attending the property to close it up.

Insp Martin Williams, from Saltash, said: "The residents have endured this behaviour over a period of three years and as a result of all the ongoing anti-social behaviour we have taken decisive action."

Sanctuary Housing said that during the closure order it would take "the necessary action to find a permanent solution to the nuisance neighbours have been experiencing".

It said: "Sanctuary will take whatever steps are necessary to prevent, or put a stop to anti-social behaviour and hope that this closure order acts as a deterrent to others who fail to show consideration towards their neighbours."

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