22 April, 2015
Contour Homes, part of the Symphony Housing Group, have used the provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to obtain an ex parte injunction against a tenant following a violent attack against a neighbouring resident.
The application was made on 13 April 2015 following an incident where a tenant attacked another neighbouring resident with a hammer. Contour Homes took decisive action against the perpetrator and sought an injunction order containing an exclusion zone and power of arrest.
After the hearing, Contour Homes Community Safety and Performance Manager Eddie Vickers said: "The victim in this case was left traumatised by a particularly violent attack by the perpetrator. We have worked closely with Forbes Solicitors to secure an injunction under the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 at the local County Court, to ensure the victim was protected."
Amy Hunter, from Forbes Solicitors, acting on behalf of Contour Homes said "The action taken by our client in this case will hopefully act as reassurance to the community that violence and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated within our client's housing stock. We will continue to assist our client in tackling anti-social behaviour and sending out a strong message that this type of behaviour is not acceptable."