We know that some of our residents are having difficulties in their lives, and we offer support through our Neighbourhood Officers, and all of the people behind them… the Active Lifestyles Team, the Work and Money Advisors, the repairs tem, the income team… we all know that when people are under pressure in their lives, they sometimes make bad choices.

We know that, and we work with that.

However, when a member of staff is assaulted, or exposed to threatening behaviour, we take a zero tolerance approach.

On Monday a member of our staff was assaulted by a tenant.

On Tuesday we obtained a court injunction against that tenant.

Today we are pursuing a possession claim to remove that tenant from our property.

We will not, as an organisation, as an employer, and as members of the community, tolerate our people being assaulted.