A NOISY and threatening neighbour has been named and shamed after being turfed out of his flat by the area’s biggest housing association.

River Clyde Homes says it threw Dylan Elliot out of his tenancy in Greenock’s east end on Monday following a catalogue of anti-social conduct.

Persistent noise nuisance and threatening behaviour saw housing bosses going to court and calling in sheriff officers to evict him from his flat in Bawhirley Road.

The move came after numerous complaints were made by neighbours.

Elliot was not present when Sheriff Officers seized the property.

A spokesperson for River Clyde Homes said: “On the basis of ongoing complaints from neighbours about Mr Elliott’s behaviour, a sheriff agreed to the housing association terminating the tenancy.

“Considerable partnership working takes place with Police Scotland and, on many occasions, Inverclyde Council’s social protection team, to combat anti-social behaviour and this case highlights how effective those partnership arrangements are.

“Although eviction is the ultimate sanction against anti-social tenants, this outcome sends a clear and audible message to anyone who blights a local community with unacceptable behaviour.”

Stevie McLachlan, a head of customer services at RCH, says the organisation has a ‘zero tolerance approach’ to anti-social behaviour in its properties. 

He added: “Our priority 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 helpless when faced with anti-social behaviour and can be reassured that River Clyde Homes will always act in the interests of our valued customers.”

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