Eviction order granted for drug-dealing council tenant

A CONVICTED drug-dealer from Beverley will come out of prison to find she has been evicted from her council flat.

A judge granted East Riding Council an eviction order to bar Katie Robinson, 20, from her flat in Thompson Avenue.

Robinson is serving a 40-week sentence after admitting two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply when she appeared at Hull Crown Court.

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Quantities of heroin and cocaine were discovered during a police raid on her home in November 2009. She pleaded guilty to the offences at a hearing last October. The move to secure the eviction notice follows months of collaboration between Humberside Police and the council to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Thompson Avenue.

After Robinson’s court appearance, officers from the Integrated Offender Management Unit at the force worked with the local authority’s council housing and legal departments to collate evidence of an “illegal and immoral use of a council property”, with a view to gaining an eviction warrant.

Robinson’s activities were said to have caused months of distress to her neighbours.

PC Matthew Peach said: “This is a successful result for both the police and the council, but most importantly for the residents of Thompson Avenue.

“Humberside Police take all reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously, and we are committed to ensure that any criminal matters are brought to court, and the offenders are dealt with,” he said.

“Robinson had caused the residents to endure several months of anti-social behaviour and brought general disruption to the neighbourhood.”

He added: “I hope that now the residents can go about their daily lives without the worry of further disruption.”