ANTI-SOCIAL tenants who inflicted misery on their neighbours have today been named and shamed by housing chiefs who booted them out.

Drug pusher Alisa Scott and repeated abusive behaviour offender Katrina Lyons have both been evicted by River Clyde Homes (RCH) after bosses decided it was the only way to deal with the pair.

The housing association went to court with a catalogue of evidence against Scott, 34, and Lyons, 41, and obtained orders allowing it to terminate their tenancies with immediate effect.

In a clear policy statement, service improvement manager Elaine Cannon said: "We take a zero tolerance approach to drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in our properties.

"We work closely with Police Scotland and will always seek to evict any tenant who is convicted of drug offences and other serious or persistent incidences of anti-social behaviour."

The Telegraph told previously how Scott, formerly of John Street in Greenock, had faced charges of being concerned in the supply of Class A drug ecstasy and also cannabis resin.

Lyons, previously of the town's Finnieston Street, has racked up numerous convictions for bad behaviour, including a number of disturbances within Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

RCH enlisted the help of police, council community wardens and local people to put together compelling cases to have the two women removed from their former residences.

A spokesman for the district's largest social housing provider declared: "Two areas of Inverclyde can now enjoy a more peaceful year."

Sergeant Laura Stewart, of Greenock police, said: "The targeting of those involved in drug dealing and associated anti-social behaviour in Inverclyde is a high priority for Police Scotland.

"The impact on local communities cannot be understated and we work closely with RCH and all partner agencies to gather and share intelligence to disrupt and detect those involved.

"The court ruling, and subsequent evictions, sends out a clear message that such behaviour will not be tolerated and we will support members of the public who report criminal and antisocial behaviour to us."

Councillor Jim Clocherty, convener of Inverclyde Council's education and communities committee, said: "It is appalling that tenants have had to put up with antisocial behaviour and regrettable that RCH has been forced down this road.

"Tenants who carry out anti-social behaviour need to be clear of its impact on neighbours and that you could lose your tenancy because of it.

"You have the power in your hands to avoid that and be a good neighbour.

"The council's social protection team and community wardens work in partnership with RCH to patrol and gather evidence of antisocial behaviour and will continue to do so to make sure that unacceptable behaviour is dealt with."

The housing association's Ms Cannon said: "Our objective is to ensure our neighbourhoods are safe places to live and we will always support anyone who comes forward to report this kind of behaviour.

"Our customers should never feel powerless when faced with antisocial behaviour and can be reassured that RCH will always act in the interests of our valued customers."

Any River Clyde Homes tenant wishing to report incidents of antisocial behaviour can do so in confidence, at any time of the day or night, by calling 0800 013 2196.