A mother, her son and boyfriend have been evicted from their home after police, Wolverhampton Homes and Wolverhampton City Council received over two years' worth of complaints from residents.
The family was evicted from Warsash Close in the East Park area of Wolverhampton by Wolverhampton's Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Team backed-up by officers from the East Park neighbourhood policing team.
The move came after local residents in the area raised concerns about noise nuisance, shouting and arguing in the street, pungent smells of cannabis and groups of youngsters gathering in large, intimidating groups.
Officers worked alongside the city's ASB Team and alerted local the council due to the derelict condition of the property and poor living conditions.
Over the past two years the East Park neighbourhood policing team have worked tirelessly to try and engage get the family to change their ways.
Sergeant Steph Bates, from the East Park neighbourhood policing team, said "This case proves that those who commit crimes or act in an intimidating and continuously anti-social manner face more than just a criminal record for their acts. West Midlands Police will work closely with partner agencies to secure evictions so that law abiding neighbours can live free from fear."
Councillor Elias Mattu, the cabinet member for Leisure and Communities at Wolverhampton City Council, said: "This is a great result for residents of Warsash Close and it shows that the council and Wolverhampton Homes won't tolerate anti-social activities in our homes. It takes time to secure evictions like this despite our best efforts. We would really like to thank the officers who persistently visited the property and to the residents that have been patient with us."
The eviction took place on Wednesday 28 May but details have only today been released.
To report people behaving in an anti-social way, call West Midlands Police on 101 or Wolverhampton Council on 01902 551 188.
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13:18
- Published: Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13:30