Court approves Sheffield ‘neighbour from hell’ eviction

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A NEIGHBOUR who subjected surrounding residents to ‘absolutely disgusting’ abuse has been evicted from his home.

Keith Rose, aged 49, of Smelter Wood Crescent, Stradbroke, played loud music, shouted, swore and threatened neighbours, as well as smashing things up in his home. On one occasion, he pulled an electric cooker away from the wall and the trailing wire burnt the floor, Sheffield County Court was told.

Judge Robert Moore heard Rose was given an anti-social behaviour order in 2006 prohibiting him from being abusive or damaging property, but that he ‘breached it many times’ - once serving a 16-week prison sentence for damaging his property.

The judge granted Sheffield Council an immediate possession order against Rose, who was also ordered to pay the council’s costs of £740.59.

Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council cabinet member for housing, said: “We will not tolerate continued anti-social behaviour or criminal damage in any of our properties.

“The behaviour of Mr Rose was absolutely disgusting. He made his neighbours’ lives a misery.

“We expect tenants to treat homes and neighbours with respect – if they don’t, we will take appropriate action.”