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Dozen suspected burglars given tenancy warnings

07 Nov 2016 11:00 AM

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Police and partners in North Tyneside have issued tenancy warning letters to a dozen suspected active burglars in the borough recently. 

This means they could risk losing their homes as well as facing a prison cell if they are subsequently found guilty of burglary.

 This action, on Wednesday, November 2, comes after officers arrested 12 people in North Tyneside over recent weeks on suspicion of committing burglary offences.

 Now officers from North Tyneside's neighbourhood policing teams have joined forces with North Tyneside Council's Tenancy Enforcement Team to warn previously arrested tenants, whether in council or private rented accommodation, that their home is under threat if they are convicted of any offences.

If the tenant is convicted or arrested again police working with the council will take their own legal action which will see them issued with a Civil Injunction as well as an eviction order from their home.

The council will also apply for an order from the courts to exclude the offender from certain areas of North Tyneside or ban them from entering the borough all together.

Partners have paid a visit with warning letters to homes in Wallsend, Killingworth, Shiremoor, Whitley Bay, Dudley and North Shields.

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