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Eviction for South Shields Tenant

A South Tyneside man who played loud music right through the night has been evicted from his home.

Andrew Leach, 28, was found to be in breach of his tenancy agreement after numerous complaints were made by neighbours about his behaviour.

In addition to playing loud music well into the night, complaints were also made about shouting, singing loudly and slamming doors in the property at Handel Street, South Shields. It was also alleged that he threatened people who lived close by.

South Tyneside Homes' Community Safety and Tenancy Enforcement Team had received numerous complaints about his behaviour since July 2017.

Despite receiving several warnings, he failed to moderate his behaviour.

A spokesman for South Tyneside Council said: "Eviction is always a last resort but it is important to send a clear message that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour.

"We will continue to take a firm stance with those people who breach their tenancy conditions and make the lives of those around them a misery."

There are many ways to report anti-social behaviour in South Tyneside. Residents can call the Community Safety and Tenancy Enforcement Team on (0191) 427 7999, the Customer Contact Centre on (0191) 424 7000, email asb@southtynesidehomes.org.uk, text ASB followed by message to 07786 200 802 or online at www.southtyneside.gov.uk/asb  

The Community Wardens can be contacted on (0191) 420 3713, any day from 11am to 10.30pm. In an emergency call the police on 999.