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A frightened mum with a nine week old baby had to dial 999 for police help to stop an illegal eviction by her landlord.

Sony Darshan, 55, of Lytton Road, Oxford, admitted attempting an unlawful eviction before Oxford Magistrates.

The court heard tenant Joan Cable and her three children, including the baby.

Darshan and his two sons pushed in her home when she opened the door and tried to change the locks.

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He ordered to leave immediately as he wanted the house back.

Police stopped the eviction and asked the city council to intervene for Ms Cable.

Darshan was fined £1,000 reduced to £650 for admitting the offence and ordered to pay £1,270 costs.

Safety problems at HMO

Landlords Michelle and Stacey Bathe were fined for failing to manage a shared house in multiple occupation (HMO) for several fire and safety breaches at the property in Newquay, Cornwall.

Truro magistrates fined the pair £6,000 in their absence and ordered them to pay costs of nearly £2,000.

The prosecution followed an unannounced inspection of the property by fire safety officers.

Magistrates were told the home was in a poor state of repair, the owners had no gas or electrical safety certificates and the fire alarm was not working.

Landlord groped tenant

A Dundee landlord told his tenant he was in love with her and wanted to see her breasts before groping her and trying to kiss her.

Popinder Jassal visited a flat he let to the woman on the excuse he was measuring for curtains before sexually assaulting her.

At Dundee Sheriff Court, Jassal, 60, admitted indecent assault and was placed l on the sex offender register for 18 months. He was also order to take part in 18 months community service on condition he attends a sex offender program.

Dundee City Council has also decided he is not a ‘fit and proper person’ to act as a landlord.

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