Problem tenants evicted

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TWO Wigan tenants have been evicted from homes due to their anti-social behaviour and criminal offences.

Peter Curphey, 34, and Danielle Tennant, 24, both of Huxley Place, Worsley Mesnes were evicted from their council homes following a number of alleged offences.

Officers from Wigan and Leigh Housing took action to evict them after information was provided by Greater Manchester Police about Mr Curphey’s alleged involvement in a criminal offence and other reported anti-social behaviour.

Chairman of Wigan and Leigh Housing, Neil Turner, the former Wigan MP, said: “We are working closely with Greater Manchester Police and Wigan Council to tackle anti-social behaviour on the Worsley Mesnes North estate in a direct response to concerns raised by residents and local Councillors. This is a great first result for this ongoing partnership work.

“The vast majority of our tenants want to live in a peaceful, safe community and criminal activities will not be tolerated on our estates. Our message is very clear – tenants who breach their tenancy agreement in this way risk losing their homes and will be banned from having a council home again.”

Insp Phil James of Greater Manchester Police said: “Addressing anti-social behaviour is a priority for both the police and Wigan and Leigh Housing and we will always look to take any positive action to tackle these issues.”