Brothers Banned from South Acton Estate

Drug addicts preyed on elderly residents


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Two drug addict brothers were banned from the South Acton Estate this week by a court order.

The brothers, Matthew and Christopher Evans preyed on vulnerable elderly residents on the Estate. They forced the residents to let them stay in their homes, and then invited their friends round and stole money from their hosts.

Ealing Homes, the housing group which runs South Acton Estate, said the brothers were also well known for hanging around communal areas using drugs.

Now the pair have been handed an order by Brentford County Court which forbids them from entering the estate. If they fail to stick to the ban, they risk being sent to prison.

Harps Dhaliwal, the antisocial behaviour officer for Ealing Homes, said: "We will continue to work closely with the police to prevent unauthorised people from entering our estates to use or supply drugs.

"These particular individuals preyed on vulnerable elderly residents who were forced into allowing them to stay in their property. Residents also had money taken and had to endure numerous visitors partaking in drug-related activities.

"This result demonstrates that Ealing Homes will not tolerate this and will always work with the police and residents to ban those responsible."



July 8, 2008