Bicester police have hailed the eviction of a man from his housing association home as a ‘fantastic result’ this week.
Coran Bateman was evicted from the home in Blackburn Walk at the end of March after causing years of distress to neighbours through the use of drugs, police said.
The home, owned by Sanctuary Housing, had been hit with five warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Theft Act in the past two years.
PC James Waterson, of the Bicester neighbourhood team, was the investigating officer for most of the warrants.
He said: “This eviction is a fantastic result, not only for the police but for the local residents.
“I know that it has been very frustrating for local residents in the Blackburn Walk area who over the last two years have had to put up with constant anti-social behaviour in their streets, seeing drugs being used and dealt and having to put up with police raids at all hours of the day and night.
“But this is a brilliant result, and I am very pleased to finally see the eviction of Coran Bateman and the housing association take possession back of their property.”
PC Waterson thanked all the members of the public who helped police with the numerous investigations in Blackburn walk.
He said he hoped the eviction sent a strong message to anyone in the Bicester area using their property for supply of controlled drugs.
He added: “This type of behaviour will not be tolerated, we will find you, we will prosecute you, and we will do everything within our power to make sure your property is taken from you.”