Evicted for intimidating neighbours

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A SEAFORD resident was evicted from her home just before Christmas for intimidating neighbours and being noisy.

Action was taken against Lita Dawson, of Mercread Road, following a catalogue of complaints about her behaviour.

The 51-year-old was evicted on the grounds of anti-social behaviour following a joint intervention from Lewes District Council (LDC) and Sussex Police.

Housing services at LDC first obtained an injunction with the power of arrest. But she breached this on three occasions and received a six-month suspended prison sentence.

The authority was then granted possession of her property at a court hearing earlier this month.

Seaford Sergeant Chris Veale said, “This is clearly a fantastic example of partnership working.

“Ms Dawson has been subject to significant police intervention over the past 12 months.

“By working with our partners at LDC housing we have been able to implement some control measures for her behaviour.”

PC Stuart Hyde, who has been the police lead from Seaford and was heavily involved in the matter, added, “The case involving Lita Dawson has had a successful outcome due to the tenacity, persistence and desire to give the occupants of Mercread Court some peace and tranquillity which is long overdue.

“Ms Dawson had been given every opportunity to engage with Lewes District Council and Sussex Police to achieve harmony yet she failed to comply.

“I worked alongside Pauline Delaney and her colleagues from LDC and this positive result would not have been achieved had it not been for our united action.This dynamic approach will be maintained, so the message is be neighbourly or suffer the consequences.”