A NUISANCE council tenant has been ordered to leave his Dudley Council flat after a string of complaints were made just months after he moved in.

Dudley Council and West Midlands Police brought a case against Adam Delamere, of Viewfield Crescent, Sedgley, after numerous complaints of extreme anti-social behaviour were received.

Delamere, aged 18, had only lived in the property for a short period of time before complaints were raised about the abuse and intimidation of neighbours plus noise nuisance from drunken behaviour and large gatherings of youths around the property.

Complaints also alleged the property was being used for drug dealing.

The case was heard at Walsall Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday August 2) and a full closure order was served on the tenant for three months.

This means the property will be closed to all access for three months and the tenant, along with family members and visitors are unable to live in or visit the property during this period.

Councillor Laura Taylor-Childs, Dudley Council's cabinet member for housing and communities, said: "Neighbours have lived in fear of this tenant and his associates, which is completely unacceptable.

"I commend the work of our anti-social behaviour team for bringing this case to court and I am pleased the judge ruled in our favour.

"We will be looking to take further action in this case to bring this tenancy to an end."