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Council tenants receive injunction

Mansfield District Council has successfully applied for two injunctions following numerous complaints against a tenant David Lingham, aged 61, of New England Way, Radmanthwaite and his partner Margaret Shooter, aged 47, who lives at the same address.

In the past few months Mr Lingham, a tenant of the Council and his partner Mrs Shooter, have been verbally aggressive and threatening towards other tenants in the complex. The pair swore, threatened and physically pushed a local Councillor and was also abusive and threatening towards Council staff.

Mr Lingham and Mrs Shooter appeared at Mansfield Magistrates' Court on 1 November 2012. The couple made frank confessions that their behaviour had fallen well below that expected of council tenants and apologised to officers of the Council.

District Judge Williscroft heard the case and granted an injunction against both Mr Lingham and Mrs Shooter, prohibiting them from engaging in anti social behaviour. In granting the injunctions District Judge Williscroft also ordered they pay the Council's costs of £417.50.

Mr Lingham was concerned he would lose his property but the Council made it clear that it had not issued possession proceedings at that point but would consider doing so in the future if the behaviour continued.

Cllr Mick Colley, Portfolio Holder for Tenancy Services and Housing Needs at Mansfield District Council, said: "The Council will not tolerate anti social behaviour from its tenants or other residents in the District and I hope that this injunction taken against Mr Lingham and Mrs Shooter sends a clear message to all those who think their anti social behaviour will not be dealt with."

Published 12 November 2012

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