Anti-social tenant back in prison cell

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THREATENING and abusive Sheffield council house tenant Ivan Walker is beginning a second prison sentence - and now faces eviction - for breaching a court injunction ordering him to behave.

Walker, aged 44, of Lowedges Crescent, Lowedges, received a three-month jail term for 10 times breaching an injunction to stop his anti-social behaviour between October and December last year. He was also ordered Walker to pay the council’s £1,726.10 costs.

Sheffield County Court heard he made an unprovoked threat to harm a neighbour and was verbally abusive, as well as causing noise nuisance by playing loud music.

Sheffield Council cabinet member for housing, Coun Penny Baker, said: “Everyone has the right to live in their own home without fear of threats or abuse. This tenant didn’t learn his lesson the first time.”