A man has been evicted from his home after growing cannabis there.

Reece Frazer, 27, of Milverton Road, Bestwood Park, Nottingham, was evicted by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes on Wednesday 8 February .

This followed a successful application to Nottingham County Court for possession of his property on 8 December.

Mr Frazer had used his council flat for the illegal cultivation of 68 cannabis plants and was given until 3 January to leave the property. When he failed to vacate the property as instructed, Nottingham City Council applied to the County Court bailiffs to evict him.

Councillor Nicola Heaton, Portfolio holder for Community Services, said: “Nottingham City Council will always look to apply for possession if a tenant is convicted of storing, cultivating or supplying drugs at their address. We will not tolerate our properties being used for any illegal purpose.”

Gill Moy, Director of Housing Services for Nottingham City Homes, said: “The cultivation and supply of drugs is a serious breach of the tenancy agreement and NCH operates a zero tolerance approach.

“Evicting  anyone found guilty of using their property for illegal purposes, means neighbours are able to live in their homes free from the fear of crime. It also enables us to free up a property for someone else on our housing register who will treat their home and neighbours with respect.”