Tayside and Central Scotland

Anti-social tenant 'brought misery' to neighbours

A tenant has been evicted from their home in Arbroath under anti-social behaviour legislation.

Tayside Police were granted a closure order at Arbroath Sheriff Court for an address in the town's St Vigeans Road.

The move followed a prolonged period of "anti-social and unacceptable behaviour" that "brought misery" to those living nearby.

Police said the property had been boarded up and would remain closed for at least three months.

'Bring distress'

Insp Adrian Robertson, from Tayside Police's community safety unit, said: "The decision to seek a closure order is not taken lightly, and in this case it is as a result of continued and persistent anti-social behaviour on the part of the tenant and others associated with the address."

Police said the action, which was supported by Angus Council's housing department, would provide reassurance to the local community.

Insp Robertson added: "I hope that it also sends a clear message to other people intent on disturbing others and bringing misery to their neighbours.

"We will not tolerate this type of behaviour and will take similar steps again in the future, if necessary, to remove people from their houses if they are unable or unwilling to live in such a way that does not bring distress to others.''

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