Sheffield council tenant racially abused takeaway staff

editorial image
Have your say

A council tenant in Sheffield who racially abused staff in a takeaway and damaged their cars has been warned she could lose her home.

Alysha Brown, 22, of City Road, was given a suspended possession order at Sheffield County Court this week.

The court heard she was in the Toppolis takeaway on the same road on September 22, 2013, when she threatened and verbally abused staff.

Damage was caused to the takeaway and to cars belonging to workers.

Magistrates found her guilty of four counts of racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage, as well as one count of causing fear by racially or religiously aggravated provocation of violence, in April.

Sheffield Council then took action by making a claim for possession of her home.

The order was suspended for a year, on condition that she complies with the conditions of her tenancy.

If these are breached she could face eviction. She must also pay costs of £349.50.

The council said it would not ‘tolerate’ abuse or criminal damage.