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A Wrexham Council Tenant from Plas Madoc has been evicted following an armed siege at his home earlier this year.

Police were called to the house where the male was smashing up his property and was threatening police officers who saw he was armed with knives. Specialist Police negotiators, armed officers and dog handlers were involved in the incident, and the tenant was subsequently arrested.

Many local residents were shocked and frightened following the incident.

Following investigations, the Tenancy Enforcement Team of Wrexham County Borough Councils Housing & Public Protection Department took legal action in respect of the tenancy, and despite attempts by the tenant to remain at the property, the Judge ordered that he should be evicted.

Cllr Mark Pritchard, Lead Member for Housing and Planning, said “Evicting a tenant from a property is a very serious matter and not one the council undertakes lightly. However, everyone has the right to peace and quiet in their own homes and not to be alarmed or harassed by those around them and we will not hesitate to take action whenever this happens.”

“The work undertaken by officers both in Housing and Public Protection is to be applauded and I would like to thank them all for continuing to safeguard the rights of our tenants.”