Sons Banned From Visiting Mother at Greenford Home

Court Order aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour


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A unique court order has been issued to tackle a household known to have a history of drug dealing in Greenford.

The Suspended Possession Order (SPO) has been given to council tenant Sonia Embden of Marina Court, Marnham Crescent who faces eviction if it's breached.

Embden’s two sons had a proven record of dealing drugs in the local area. A police warrant was executed at the property in 2014 when drugs were recovered. The tenant had claimed her sons had moved away but this was found to be untrue.

The SPO granted at Brentford County Court is open-ended and is effective as long as Embden is a tenant of the council. It bans either son from visiting or residing at her property and forbids her allowing visitors to do anything that could cause a nuisance or annoyance to neighbours while she is a tenant. It also stops her from ever making an application under the council’s right to buy scheme.

Councillor Ranjit Dheer, the council’s cabinet member for community services and safety, said:

“This is a particularly good example of a unique enforcement order that allows us to manage and eliminate criminal activity in a household without making the tenant homeless.

“It is pleasing to see how the partnership between the council and the police continues to effectively tackle anti-social behaviour and support our commitment to make the borough a safer place for residents to live. I am delighted with the outcome of this case.“

The council’s safer communities team deals with all types of crime, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police Service and on behalf of the Safer Ealing Partnership. For more information about the team and its work visit:


10th March 2015

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