Woman at risk of losing home in Sheffield

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A council tenant who racially abused staff in a takeaway has been warned that she could lose her home if she breaches her tenancy agreement again.

Alysha Brown, aged 22, of City Road in Sheffield, was given a suspended possession order at Sheffield County Court.

The court heard that in the early hours of September 22 last year, Brown was in the Toppolis takeaway on City Road when she threatened and verbally abused members of staff.

Damage was caused to the takeaway and to cars belonging to members of staff.

At Sheffield Magistrates’ Court in April, Brown was convicted of four counts of racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage, as well as one count of causing fear by racially or religiously aggravated provocation of violence.

Following the conviction, Sheffield Council attempted to evict her from her home.

But the possession order was suspended for a year on condition that Brown complies with the conditions of her tenancy.

Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, said: “Abusive and threatening behaviour of this nature is not acceptable.”