Abuse woman is sent packing

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A NEIGHBOUR from hell has been evicted from her council flat in Sheffield for repeatedly threatening and abusing other residents and damaging the block where she lived.

Sheffield County Court heard Rachel Turner, aged 19, of Brightmore Drive, Batemoor, made her neighbours’ lives a misery with her aggressive behaviour.

The court heard the young woman fought with her neighbours and damaged their homes.

Turner’s boyfriend – who lived with her at the flat in a breach of her tenancy conditions – was also violent, threatening and abusive to others in and around the block of flats, the court heard.

And even after she was issued with warnings that her behaviour could result in her eviction from her home Turner continued to be aggressive and abusive – even to housing officers dealing with her.

The claims were made at Sheffield’s County Court when Sheffield Homes, which manages the city’s council housing, applied for a possession order for the flat.

Sheffield Council ended the tenancy in March but Turner refused to leave, so officials went to court to seek a possession order, which was granted.

Lorraine Greeves, anti-social behaviour manager for Sheffield Homes, said: “We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour.

“We will not hesitate to take swift action when warnings to stop causing a nuisance are repeatedly ignored, as they were in this case.

We have a duty to ensure our tenants feel safe and secure in their homes.”