Threatening tenant and pals ‘wreaked havoc’

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A TENANT who threatened her neighbour and whose visitors ‘wreaked havoc in the neighbourhood’ faces eviction next month.

Sheffield County Court heard that Tracey Slack, aged 48, of Preston Street, Heeley, verbally abused and threatened a neighbour in January.

During the same incident, she assaulted a police officer.

The court was told Slack and visitors harassed neighbours with homophobic verbal abuse, threatening behaviour and insulting language.

On one occasion they threatened to slit a neighbour’s throat.

Visitors to Slack’s home were convicted of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm after two people were stabbed at the property, lawyers for Sheffield Council told the hearing.

The council and Sheffield Homes took action and their claim for possession of Slack’s property was heard by Judge Robert Moore.

The court ordered Slack to leave the property by March 12. She must also pay the council’s costs of £4,127.

Coun Harry Harpham, cabinet member for housing, said: “The behaviour of this tenant and her associates has caused a huge amount of anxiety and stress to her neighbours.

“We will not tolerate criminal activity of any kind in and around our properties.”