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Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.
Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

Tenant evicted after criminal behaviour

21 September 2016

A tenant has been evicted from his council home after being convicted of possessing drugs in the premises with intent to supply.

David Foster, age 51, is currently serving time in jail but was evicted from his home last week on Verdon Street in Burngreave. Action was taken by Sheffield City Council who gained possession of the property on 5 July 2016 at Sheffield’s County Court.

The authority took action following Foster’s conviction on 23 February 2016 for two offenses of possessing cocaine with intent to supply at the property. He was given a four year sentence for the offences. Foster was also convicted on the same date for possessing cannabis with intent to supply at the property and was given a two month sentence, to be served at the same time.

As well as being evicted from his home, Foster was ordered to pay court costs of £1,250.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing at Sheffield City Council, said: “Mr Foster lost his home because he was carrying out illegally activity. We take firm action on this and work closely with the police to tackle crime.”

To report anti-social behaviour to Sheffield City Council please call 0114 293 0000. Reports can also be made at your local housing office, or to the police on 101. Reports can be made anonymously.