Street ban for nuisance yob

Jonelle Cox, tenancy enforcement officer at CCH
Jonelle Cox, tenancy enforcement officer at CCH

A man has been banned from an area of Chorley for 12 months after constantly annoying neighbours.

Dale Murphy, 26, – who is also known as Chris Murphy or Chris Evanson – has been banned from Windsor Avenue in Adlington after Chorley Community Housing (CCH) applied for an injunction.

Neighbours said Murphy, of no fixed abode, would often visit a tenant living on the street, and would become drunk and have loud and sometimes violent arguments.

These spilled out on to the street and were witnessed by other residents and small children.

Jonelle Cox, tenancy enforcement officer at CCH, said: “After an initial hearing, we went back to court for the return hearing to allow Murphy to defend his case.

“He did not turn up or offer any defence and the judge ordered that the injunction was to continue for the full 12 months.”

CCH said police were constantly being called to the address by residents and the tenant. They say problems stopped for a short time while Murphy was in prison but the problems started again once he had been released.

“They sought the injunction so residents could live in peace.

Ms Cox said: “I’m so pleased that I was able to get the injunction to ban him from the area.

“This will hopefully allow the residents to feel safe in their homes and allow their children to play outside again.

“Visitors causing problems at our properties are taken very seriously and we can take action against them and the tenant if they allow them to continue to cause problems.”