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Renters of Derby house at centre of dozens of calls to police evicted

Alert message sent 29/07/2021 08:02:00

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Four people renting a house in Derby have been evicted after officers were called to dozens of incidents at the property.

Between October and December last year officers were called to 38 incidents at the property in Holcombe Street, Pear Tree, with most involving anti-social behaviour, disturbances and fights – some of which spilled out into the street.

As a result the residents were served with a Community Protection Notice Warning, meaning they had to abide by several condition including not to cause distress to the community, not to allow people to congregate outside the address and not to allow more than three people visit the house (unless they are family).

In January it was found they had breached the Warning and were handed a full Community Protection Notice, the next step to them being evicted.

Between February and May of this year, and with the same conditions in place, a further 42 calls were received either from those living at the house, or from residents reporting incidents at the property.

With the clear evidence that the Notice had been breached the four tenants, two men and two women, were evicted and the house boarded up earlier this week.

Sergeant Ben Frearson, who leads the policing team in Normanton and Rosehill, said: “Over the course of eight months the four tenants at this house have caused major issues for their neighbours – as well as placing a serious burden on police officers and the ambulance service.

“Eviction is a last resort and we will always try and work with people in order to give them a chance to change their behaviour – but in this case it was clear that the four just did not care.

“The dozens of calls that the force, and partners, received in relation to this address meant that resources were tied up when they could have been put to better use elsewhere. I know my team will share the same relief as the local community that these people are no longer living at this house.

“While the process is not short, I hope this case sends three clear messages.

“If you are causing continued issues for the community in which you live then you run the very real risk of losing your home.

“If you report issues to the force then things will happen.

“And finally, and most importantly, keep reporting even if you have reported before. The weight of evidence that we were able to provide to evict these people was as a direct result of residents contacting us.”

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