Scotland-based housing association River Clyde Homes has been granted a full Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) at Greenock Sheriff Court.
A full ASBO was granted against tenant Anthony Murray of flat 0/2, 4 Ann Street, Greenock, due to ongoing complaints of anti-social behaviour linked to him at his tenancy along with his associates.
Police in Inverclyde have been working with River Clyde Homes and other partners to tackle instances of anti-social behaviour through engagement via the Partnership Hub.
The aim of the hub is to develop collaborative and coordinated approaches in tackling persistent complaints of anti-social behaviour, which can have a significant impact on people’s lives.
Recently, River Clyde Homes has been granted ASBOs against a small number of tenants due to persistent anti-social behaviour.
The ASBO gives police the power to take action against individuals for behaviour that would not otherwise be deemed as criminal.
‘Will not tolerate ASB’
Inspector Paul Thompson of Police Scotland said: “This kind of toxic behaviour committed by a small number of individuals remains a focus for police in Inverclyde.
“We will continue to work with our partners to find joint solutions which often cannot be resolved in isolation and pursue individuals involved using the strongest possible legal action against them.”
Elaine Cannon, senior housing manager at River Clyde Homes, added: “There were reports of anti-social behaviour made to Police Scotland, Inverclyde Community Wardens, and River Clyde Homes daily, with tenants and owners within the block frustrated with the comings and goings from the property all day and night.
“We are aware of the impact anti-social behaviour can have on our tenants’ lives, and an ASBO prevents a person behaving in certain ways or doing certain things and can prevent further distress and alarm.
“River Clyde Homes will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will continue to support residents who report it.
“We will take action against the perpetrators which may include seeking an ASBO and recovering the tenancy.
“The support from local residents, and partnership with Police Scotland, Inverclyde Council, and the Community Wardens has been vital in this case, and we continue to ask for their assistance.”
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