Release Date: 14-Nov-2011
A tenant from Dewsbury convicted of possessing drugs and intending to supply them is to be evicted from his council home.
Nathan “Pepe” Ineson of Manor Gardens, Shaw Cross was convicted of drugs offences in June and September 2011.
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) started legal action to repossess Mr Ineson’s home after the first drug conviction. On 10 November, they were granted a possession order by Bradford Combined Courts, which comes into effect on 3 January.
Councillor Jean Calvert, lead cabinet member for safer, stronger communities, said:
“I hope this eviction sends a strong message to the minority of tenants who break the law that there will be consequences to their actions.
“While the Council and KNH will work together to help those who need it, we will also make sure we protect the interests of the wider community.”
KNH Director of Operations, Paul Buckley, said: “We want the estates we manage to be places where people feel safe and proud to call home. We therefore work closely with the police to tackle any criminal or antisocial activities we encounter.
“Using a Kirklees Council property for illegal purposes, which includes taking, selling, supplying or possessing drugs, is a serious breach of tenancy conditions. We will not hesitate to take the strongest legal action possible in such cases.”