Council tenant evicted following conviction

Wednesday 16 October 2019 Council tenant evicted following conviction


An Ashfield District Council tenant has been evicted following convictions for possessing an offensive weapon, assault and threatening someone with a blade.

Representatives for Darren Thornley of Valentine Avenue, Selston appeared in Mansfield County Court where the Council was awarded outright possession of the property.

Thornley was convicted of the offences before Nottingham Crown Court in February 2019 and sentenced to 20 months imprisonment in March. Due to the serious nature of the offences Ashfield District Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team issued him with a Notice of Seeking Possession for Absolute Grounds.

District Judge Potts granted possession and instructed Thornley to pay costs and rent arrears amounting to £1099.34

Cllr Daniel Williamson, Cabinet Member or Community Safety said “We take tenants committing crimes of this severity seriously and will not tolerate behaviour like this.”

“The Council can and as this case demonstrates, will take enforcement action to address issues that continue to have a detrimental impact to others in the community.”