Sheffield council tenant at risk of losing home

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A Sheffield council tenant has been warned she faces eviction if she does not improve her behaviour.

Sheffield County Court heard Vanessa Fitton, of Barrie Road, Southey, was threatening and abusive to other residents.

The 27-year-old, who has lived in her council property since December 2005, was also told that she could lose her home if she allows her partner to enter her house.

It was claimed during the hearing that her partner has committed a number of offences in the area, including possessing of a shotgun with intent and wounding, for which he received a four and a half year prison sentence.

More recently he received a three year prison sentence for possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

The court heard that both he and Miss Fitton have been threatening and abusive to other residents.

A three year suspended possession order was granted, which means that if Miss Fitton breaches any of her tenancy conditions or allows her partner to come to her home at all, she will face eviction.

Councillor Harry Harpham, of Sheffield Council, said: “We always take complaints of anti-social behaviour very seriously.”