We pay B&B bill for evicted man

A NEIGHBOUR from hell who was evicted from his council flat because he shouted and swore at his neighbours is now living in bed and breakfast accommodation paid for with taxpayers' cash. North Somerset Housing successfully applied for an antisocial behavi

A NEIGHBOUR from hell who was evicted from his council flat because he shouted and swore at his neighbours is now living in bed and breakfast accommodation paid for with taxpayers' cash.North Somerset Housing successfully applied for an antisocial behaviour injunction to evict Shaun Breedon, of Lonsdale Avenue on Weston's Bournville estate last month.But the resident, who was described by one neighbour as 'making their life hell' moved out earlier than expected and has since been given accommodation using taxpayers' money.North Somerset Housing said it had obtained a court order which forbids Mr Breedon from attending his own property, and that of a neighbour, from October 1. But it revealed that Breedon had moved out early into a bed and breakfast, being paid for by North Somerset Council. One of Breedon's former neighbours, who does not wish to be named for fear of reprisals, said: "He used to shout and we used to put up with cans and bottles flying around."On one occasion someone put a brick through his window at about 2am."When he got in one of his moods nobody could say anything to him. He just used to shout at passers-by and urinate at the front of the building."Other times he would take things out on his wall, thumping it. One time he told me it was his head he was banging against it."It could all happen through the night into the early hours of the morning."Avon and Somerset Police's antisocial behaviour co-ordinator, Terry Crees, confirmed Mr Breedon had been evicted because of his actions towards his neighbours.He said: "Between December 11 last year and July 25 this year the police received 10 recorded complaints about Mr Breedon."Both the police and the ambulance service have been called out to his house."North Somerset Housing wanted to get him evicted because he was verbally abusing and frightening his neighbours."North Somerset Housing chief executive, Clive Bodley, said: "This has been a particularly difficult and sensitive case, but we have acted in the best interests of people in the area. "We will take firm and prompt action in dealing with disruptive tenants and any other persons causing a nuisance or harassment on estates or in individual properties."A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "We cannot discuss individual cases but if someone is classed as homeless we do have a duty of care towards them.


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