'Aggressive and intimidating' Wisbech couple evicted from Circle Housing home and barred from Cambridgeshire following assault
PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 October 2016
An 'aggressive and intimidating' Wisbech couple have been evicted from their Circle Housing home and barred from returning to Cambridgshire for two years following two incidents of assault.
The ruling comes after the residents attended a neighbour’s house and assaulted an adult male.
The residents were arrested at the scene and one was charged with possession of a knife.
Circle Housing had received previous reports from neighbours of anti-social behavior involving the defendants.
At a hearing at Peterborough County Court last month Circle Housing was granted a civil injunction under the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014.
However following this, the occupants were involved in another incident where one was alleged to have dragged a resident out to his car and assaulted him whilst the other allegedly assaulted a person attempting to intervene.
The couple were arrested for breach of the injunction and later agreed to terminate their tenancy with Circle Housing with immediate effect (as an alternative to Circle’s application to have them committed to prison).
Due to the seriousness of the alleged public order offences and in consideration of their plan to move to Kent, the injunction was then amended to ban them from entering Cambridgeshire for two years, except for the purpose of attending court.
Sue Stavers, head of housing services for Circle Housing, said: “We do not tolerate any form of abuse involving our residents.
“The occupants of this house made blatant and repeated attempts to engage in serious anti-social behaviour and acted in an aggressive and intimidating manner.
“It is our priority to ensure our residents’ safety whilst also sending out a clear message that the consequences of anti-social behaviour can be severe.
“We urge any of our residents affected by anti-social behavior to contact their neighbourhood officer in the first instance.”
PC Tom Adams said: “This ruling is a clear example of partnership working for the benefit of the local community.
“I hope this action sends a clear message that the kind of behaviour involved in this case is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”
The couple are awaiting trial for assault.