Worksop: Nuisance who terrified neighbours, damaged a van and “screamed all night” kicked out of property

Pictured are PC Jeffree , ASB officer Debbie Savage and Councillor Julie Leigh of Bassetlaw Council
Pictured are PC Jeffree , ASB officer Debbie Savage and Councillor Julie Leigh of Bassetlaw Council

A Rhodesia woman who terrified her neighbours by “screaming and arguing all through the night” has been kicked out of her property by the courts.

Derby County Court made a possession order which resulted in the eviction of Rochelle Heslop, 22, who lived at a house on Queen Elizabeth Crescent, following a “prolonged period” of anti social behaviour.

This included repeated shouting and screaming, use of foul and abusive language, damage to property and the playing of excessively loud music.

A1 Housing received complaints that there were many visitors at the property which resulting in “screaming and arguing at all hours of the day and night.”

One of the complaints reported an incident in which the Heslop purposefully damaged a van parked outside her property.

Complaints made by residents were done so via email, as they stated they were “too scared” to come forward to provide statements.

This was due to Heslop reportedly threatening physically harmful reprisals on any witnesses who were to “grass” on her.

At the trial Heslop admitted to this allegation, while formally denying many of the others brought against her.

Rochelle Heslop was given a warning by Deputy District Judge Reece on the 5th of August 2015 that she needed to change her ways to save her tenancy.

Following an adjourned trial on 30th of November 2015 there was an additional two month grace period provided for Heslop to make changes to her lifestyle.

Having considered continued incidents beyond the 5th of August 2015, and the effect of the Heslops behaviour on her neighbours, the Judge stated it was reasonable to not allow for suspension of the possession order.

The Judge also stated that she “would not want to live” in a situation with a neighbour like Heslop.

Don Spittlehouse, Managing Director of A1 Housing, said: “A1 Housing will not tolerate the selfish and irresponsible actions of a few, blighting the lives of our tenants. We will take whatever action necessary to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour and I am glad that the Court saw fit to support our approach and grant the possession order.”

Don Spittlehouse, managing director of A1 Housing, said: “A1 Housing will not tolerate the selfish and irresponsible actions of a few, blighting the lives of our tenants.

We will take whatever action necessary to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour and I am glad that the Court saw fit to support our approach and grant the possession order.”

Councillor Julie Leigh, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw Council, said: “Prolonged periods of anti-social-behaviour show a lack of personal responsibility and should not have to be tolerated by neighbouring residents.

“A1 Housing and Bassetlaw Council will continue to use all tools at their disposal to tackle anti-social-behaviour.”