Community praised for helping with court cases

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Residents on a Sheffield estate have been commended for taking a stand against anti-social behaviour in their community.

After enduring anti-social behaviour from three residents on Woolley Wood Road, Shiregreen, for nearly six years, Shiregreen Community Homes – part of Sanctuary Group – encouraged residents to take a stand.

Evidence was collected against those responsible and in February they were served with injunctions.

In June one of the problem residents appeared at court again for breaching the order.

John Hanson, Sanctuary’s head of housing operations, said: “We take any reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and are committed to the prevention, challenge and addressing of all incidents.

“The witnesses involved were excellent and a credit to the community.

“We hope others will take notice and not be afraid to help us tackle incidents of this nature.”

Inspector Simon Leake, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We supported Sanctuary with this incident and are proud the community came together to address the issue.

“This particular anti-social case was endured by residents over a long period of time and we are satisfied with the outcome.”