Leicester

Measham council tenants face eviction threat

Anti-social council house tenants are being threatened with eviction by the authorities in Leicestershire.

Six households in Measham have had a letter from the police and council warning their behaviour must improve.

Recent incidents include throwing objects at moving vehicles, playing 'chicken' in roads and egg throwing.

North West Leicestershire District Council said the families had been spoken to before but would also be offered additional support.

Councillor Roger Bayliss, Housing Champion for North West Leicestershire District Council, said: "As an owner or occupier of a property you are ultimately responsible for the behaviour of the people who live at your address.

"We will work with the police to pursue all legal means to stop the poor behaviour of a small minority having a negative impact on the quality of life of the majority."

More letters, targeting private homeowners as well as other council tenants, are being prepared, the council added.

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