Housing Hartlepool Takes Action Against Anti Social Behaviour
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HOUSING HARTLEPOOL TAKES ACTION AGAINST ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Housing Hartlepool has successfully applied for an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) against a persistent troublemaker.
This follows Liam Seago, 18, formerly of Masefield Road, Hartlepool, pleading guilty to assaulting Cllr. Christopher Akers-Belcher at Catcote shops.
This, and other incidents of anti-social behaviour involving Seago, had resulted in Housing Hartlepool taking legal action against the tenancy of Seago’s parent, who lives in a Housing Hartlepool property.
Following the assault, which again was a breach of Seago’s parent’s tenancy, Housing Hartlepool decided to apply to Hartlepool County Court for an ASBI against Seago rather than take further legal action against his parent’s tenancy.
The two year ASBI bans Seago from behaving in a manner which is likely to cause a nuisance in Rift House, Hartlepool, as well as excluding him from a large part of that area, including his parent’s address. If Seago breaches the terms of the injunction, he risks being arrested.
For the incident involving Councillor Akers-Belcher, Hartlepool Magistrates sentenced Seago to a 90 day prison sentence suspended for 12 months, a 12 month community order and 12 months’ supervision after he admitted assault by beating. Seago was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to Cllr. Akers-Belcher.
Libby Griffiths, Housing Hartlepool Tenancy Relations and Enforcement Manager, said: “Housing Hartlepool, in partnership with other agencies, is determined to combat anti social behaviour, which can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and well-being.
“This case sends out a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated and that Housing Hartlepool is prepared to take action to crackdown on anti social activities.”
CONTACT: Helen Logan on 01325 363436
Notes to editors: Housing Hartlepool is the largest housing association in Hartlepool.
It was set up in March 2004 to take over the ownership and management of the Council's rented housing stock following a positive ballot by tenants. It is a not for profit charitable organisation.
Housing Hartlepool is run by a voluntary board that consists of four tenant members, four council nominees and four independent people.
The company manages 7,000 properties throughout the Hartlepool area and surrounding villages. These range from five-bedroom family houses to flats for single people. In addition there is a wide range of bungalows and sheltered housing complexes for the elderly.
In addition to its core landlord role Housing Hartlepool is also the main housing regeneration agent in the town and is developing much needed affordable homes in the area.
For more information, go to: www.housinghartlepool.org.uk