Prince of Peace evicted from Sheffield home for being too noisy

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A TENANT calling himself the Prince of Peace has been evicted from his Sheffield flat for disturbing neighbours with loud music, singing and rapping - and after cannabis was found in a raid.

The 34-year-old, whose real name is Gervis Smith, was also in breach of his rental payments.

Judge Robert Moore had issued a suspended possession order last year against Prince of Peace for playing excessively loud music, singing, and rapping along to a keyboard at his flat at Harrowden Road, Tinsley.

He also ordered him to pay his rent, and reduce his noise so it was no longer a problem for his neighbours.

Although the noise initially stopped, the problems started again this year.

In January, he drove his car over a footpath, down banking behind the property, and parked it in the back garden up against the back windows.

Prince of Peace was warned the incident was a breach of his tenancy but failed to move the car, Sheffield Council and Sheffield Homes said.

The organisations added that, in July this year, there were further complaints of noise from loud music, confirmed by noise monitoring equipment.

And, on 13 August, police conducted a raid at the property and discovered approximately 21 cannabis plants and equipment to cultivate the drug.

Having breached the terms of the suspension, an eviction warrant enforcing the possession order was executed. After making no application to suspend the eviction warrant, Prince of Peace has been evicted.

Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council cabinet member for housing, said: “This tenant has proven that he cannot or will not agree to the terms of his possession order and we will not tolerate any kind of criminal activity taking place in our properties. He did not heed the many warnings he was given.”