A BULLY who terrorised his neighbours has caused his family to be thrown out of their home.
Peter Clegg, 20, threatened and harassed his neighbours in Blacon despite his anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) - now his mother, Janet, and his teenage sister are to be evicted.
Chester and District Housing Trust says it is sending out a strong message to families who support their children's thuggery.
Jason Hill, of the trust's tenancy action team, said: 'Clegg's extreme anti-social behaviour contributed to creating a climate of fear, destruction and violence.
'He carried out threats and harassment, targeting vulnerable residents or anyone else who would stand up to him and his associates.
Mrs Clegg was taken to Chester County Court for a possession hearing this week.
The Trust gave evidence about her son's lack of respect for his ASBO and the fear suffered in the community.
Throughout, she said she could not control him or be held responsible for his behaviour.
The Cleggs have been told to leave the property on Stratford Road in 28 days. Mrs Clegg is classed as having made herself homeless and no housing trust is under any obligation to accommodate her.
Mr Hill said: 'Mrs Clegg is not guilty of any anti-social behaviour herself. We gave her advice on how to deal with her son's behaviour.'
In January this year, Clegg was jailed for six months for breaching the ASBO, which was imposed in February 2003 after a string of criminal damage, public order offences, assaults and witness intimidation.
Mr Hill said: 'The tenancy action team has worked closely with police in Blacon to deal with a very small number of people who believe that forcing families to leave the area through threats and harassment is acceptable.
'We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and we will take whatever action is necessary to stop it.'
Blacon Community Action Team Sergeant David Barter said: 'The action taken by the court is welcomed because the message it sends out to the rest of the community is that anti-social behaviour will always be dealt with - whether this be by way of prosecution, ASBOs or even evictions.'