Nightmare neighbour evicted

Evicted Margaret McCormick's home at Brampton Court Parr, St Helens.
Evicted Margaret McCormick's home at Brampton Court Parr, St Helens.
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A NIGHTMARE neighbour is set to be evicted by bailiffs after neighbours complained about her hosting wild late-night parties.

Margaret McCormick has been ordered to leave her home on Brampton Court in Parr by St Helens County Court after neighbours described living near her as “like living in hell”.

Not only has Ms McCormick been accused of playing loud music at late-night parties, neighbours also complained that she was also guilty of numerous incidences of drunken behaviour - including urinating outside her own property.

Other neighbours living in the cul de sac off Newton Road said they had seen gangs visiting her property and teenagers smashing bottles in her garden.

Ms McCormick and her associates have also been accused of fighting, swearing and causing damage to neighbouring homes.

One neighbour told the 
Reporter Ms McCormick would often leave the house for most of the day before returning home late at night and waking up other residents.

Riverside housing association, which owns Brampton Court, decided to take the unusual step of seeking legal action after Ms McCormick refused to move out.

Ian Lightfoot, Riverside’s anti-social behaviour manager, said: “Eviction is always a last resort but we will not allow our homes to be used as a hub for anti-social behaviour.

“We take allegations of anti-social behaviour at our properties very seriously and will act swiftly and decisively to protect our residents who deserve to be able to live in peace and safety.”

Following the legal action another neighbour, who also wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, said: “I feel relieved now we have come to the end of the tunnel. I can’t thank Riverside’s anti-social behaviour officer enough.”