Man who burgled neighbours kicked out of council house

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EVICTION looms for a convicted burglar who has spent four months in prison for breaking into a neighbour’s home.

Adam Johnson, aged 31, of Gaunt Way, Gleadless, broke into his neighbour’s property in May 2011.

A boiler was stolen and damage valued at £2,000 was caused as a result of the break-in.

Now, a judge at Sheffield County Court has granted a possession order against Johnson in a case brought by Sheffield Council and Sheffield Homes.

Johnson failed to file a defence.

In his absence, he was ordered to give up possession of his tenancy voluntarily by February 10 or face eviction. He must also pay the council’s legal costs of £301.75.

“Johnson clearly didn’t care about the impact of his behaviour on his neighbour’s lives.” said Coun Harry Harpham, cabinet member for housing.

“We will not tolerate criminal activity taking place in any of our properties and will take swift action, in partnership with the police, to tackle it.

“In this case, Johnson not only has faced a custodial sentence but has now also lost his home.”