Family evicted on complaints of harassment

A family who have repeatedly failed to control their behaviour have been evicted.

A catalogue of complaints regarding Wayne and Diane Robson, and their six children, had been recorded over a significant period of time, but residents of the Kings/Queens Road estate in Bedlington Station were initially too scared to give evidence for fear of reprisals from the family.

Now landlord Bernicia was successful in obtaining an Outright Possession Order at Morpeth and Berwick County Court, and high court enforcement officers have now evicted the family.

Housing officer Lindsey Lancaster said: “Our residents want to enjoy their homes in peace and quiet; they deserve to be protected from anti-social behaviour.

“Bernicia will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and perpetrators can expect us to take decisive enforcement action.

“We are determined to stamp this sort of behaviour out on our estates.”

Pc Steven Nicklin, of Bedlington neighbourhood policing team, said: “This result is an excellent example of the on-going commitment of Northumbria Police to work with our partner agencies to pro-actively tackle anti-social behaviour and give people the right to enjoy peace and quiet in their own homes.

“It also sends a clear message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and the consequences can lead to you losing your home.”

Bernicia obtained the first of two anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBIs) against Wayne and Diane Robson. The second, obtained in March, prohibits them from entering Bedlington Station, encompassing the Grange Park estate up to Stead Lane.