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Nightmare neighbour evicted from Marian Court in Gloucester

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

Marian Court, in Gloucester

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AFTER nearly two years of listening to domestic arguments in a communal garden, residents in Westgate are describing their new-found peace and quiet as ‘bliss’.

Those living in nine blocks of flats in Marian Court, Westgate sighed with relief as neighbour Christopher Cleeveland and partner were evicted.

The couple, who moved in 18 months ago, were described as loud and would often be seen shouting at each other in the communal garden.

Gloucester City Homes said they took possession of the flat in Marian Court on December 2 after Christopher, 24, caused ‘harassment, alarm and distress’ to Westgate residents by having regular loud, verbally abusive arguments with his partner and playing loud music with explicit lyrics.

The disturbances took place on a daily basis and continued until the tenant finally left the property on Sunday.

The couple had one last argument before they left, resulting in the police being called to separate them.

Resident Beryl Rogers, of Marian Court, said: “You would often hear the lady shouting, sometimes at 7am. They had a dog which left a lot of mess.”

During the tenancy, Gloucester City Homes said they worked with the couple to try and address the issue, but said they chose to ignore their Acceptable Behaviour Contracts and continued to make residents’ lives a misery.

It was thanks to the evidence of the witnesses, who passed on recordings of the arguments to the council and police, that the eviction was secured.

Gloucester City Home anti-social behaviour manager Sara Hendry said: “Gloucester City Homes always take reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and always takes robust action to protect communities from the harmful effects of anti-social behaviour.

“We are delighted that our residents will be able to enjoy the festive season and New Year without continual disturbances from this anti-social individual.”

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  • honslknjklyt  |  December 19 2013, 2:45PM

    All criminals should be photographed and named in the press.

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  • nedaemch  |  December 19 2013, 2:20PM

    Names of all the people who went to court and gave evidence, would be handy too. Why are we being kept in the dark. Is it GCH Q in the underground car park that is keeping it quiet.

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  • Douglasknows  |  December 19 2013, 11:21AM

    Pictures of the couple would have been useful too.

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  • GlostaBoy123  |  December 19 2013, 10:14AM

    Why is 'This Is Gloucestershire' not uploading as much articles of 'The Citizen' like is used to? you can just find 4 or 5 articles in the morning. Before they were pretty good and had most of the articles of 'The Citizen' by 9am. Now they just upload court cases in the evening, most of the time. Sort it out.

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  • mobie  |  December 18 2013, 5:04PM

    name and shame...... People like these make me so mad theres people that would happily live a quiet life there yet idiots like these young uns ruin it for others.....

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  • lewipaul  |  December 18 2013, 2:34PM

    Pease name them so some other unsuspecting landlord doesnt take them on.

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  • ladygray  |  December 18 2013, 8:33AM

    Why haven't they been named?

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  • honslknjklyt  |  December 17 2013, 10:46PM

    So if this person ends up begging and saying ahhh not my fault mman, any change, I am homeless, will people bear this in mind? People make themselves homeless and some deserve it.

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