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Anti-social family to be evicted
Sarah Norkett and her partner John Hodgkins
The pair refused to go on a family support programme
A Bristol couple and their 10 children, are being evicted from their council home after complaints from neighbours going back 16 years.

Sarah Norkett, her partner John Hodgkins and their children must leave the house in Sea Mills by the end of the day.

Bristol City Council has served a possession order on the property.

A spokesman said the family had refused to take part in a project aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour.

Councillor for community safety, Gary Hopkins, said: "The city council, the police and other authorities have put a huge amount of effort in trying to resolve this problem."

He said a family support project in Bristol had been "immensely successful" and many problem families had been helped to reduce anti-social behaviour.

"This particular family declined to take part," said Mr Hopkins. If the family ends up homeless, an application can be made to the council for a new place to live.

But, if the council takes the view the family made itself deliberately homeless, it is not obliged to rehouse them.


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