Injunction on council tenants in Woodview, Bourne

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TWO South Kesteven District Council tenants could face arrest if they breach an anti-social behaviour injunction.

The district council asked for the order to be imposed on Leanne Prentice, 29, and Anthony Martin, 50, of Woodview, Bourne, after receiving complaints about persistent anti-social behaviour.

The order was made at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court on June 24 and was confirmed at Lincoln County Court on Friday last week.

Neither defendant attended the Lincoln hearing.

An anti-social behaviour injunction is a civil order and is enforceable by police.

The pair are prohobited from “causing nuisance, annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress” following a decision at Lincoln County Court.

The council uses injunctive powers as a last resort to resolve the serious incidents of anti social behaviour.

The council says its housing mangement team considered there was a significant risk of harm and had to act to protect the other residents in the neighbourhood.

Portfolio holder for housing Coun Terl Bryant said: “This is an excellent result for all of the teams involved.

“Residents should be reassured by the Council’s ability to react positively and quickly to protect vulnerable tenants and protect the environment for those who wish to live peacefully.”