Drug lout weeded out

Wigan and Leigh Housing Officers serve the eviction notice at Christopher Doyle's house in Valiant Road, Marsh Green

Wigan and Leigh Housing Officers serve the eviction notice at Christopher Doyle's house in Valiant Road, Marsh Green

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A JAILED Wigan council tenant found with large amounts of cannabis will find himself homeless on release after being formally evicted.

Christopher Doyle, 28, of Valiant Road, Marsh Green, is currently serving a 10-month prison term after admitting two counts of possessing cannabis with intent to supply. He was arrested twice a year ago after several police raids on the house in which officers found bags of cannabis resin and bush. Then he was arrested again in January.

Police told Wigan and Leigh Housing about Doyle and he was found to be in breach of his tenancy agreement. Officers took legal action, the case was heard at Wigan County Court and District Judge Mornington ordered the eviction.

Housing officers acted swiftly after his jailing and bailiffs attended at Doyle’s home where the eviction notice was officially served.

Wigan and Leigh Housing chairman Neil Turner said: “This case once again demonstrates the determination of our officers to tackle drugs issues within council properties. Our relationship with Greater Manchester Police continues to be strong and such joint working shows our combined desire to improve our estates for residents.”