Council tenants evicted from their homes in Sheffield

Coun Jayne Dunn is to trek across Sahara for charity
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A Sheffield tenant who grew cannabis in his home has been evicted from the council property.

Hade Delan, age 40 of Plowright Mount in Gleadless Valley, was found with 29 cannabis plants and 12 heat lamps at his home, with his electricity meter bypassed meaning he was getting electricity for free.

He was evicted after Sheffield Council gained a possession order at Sheffield County Court following Delan’s conviction of producing cannabis.

Another council tenant, Yusuf Yusaf, 26 of Bressingham Close in Burngreave, was evicted after South Yorkshire Police gained a closure order for the property in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “We will not tolerate people using our premises to support criminal or anti-social activity which has a detrimental effect on their neighbours and the community. This is simply not acceptable and we will not put up with it.

“New powers granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act means the court process can be quicker and we are able to evict people sooner where they are guilty of criminal activity.”