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Sorry, but it's not all my fault; Tearaway facing eviction.

Byline: DAN WARBURTON ; SONIA SHARMA

TEEN tearaway Cally McDougall was today threatened with eviction - prompting her to beg forgiveness.

The 18-year-old who brandished a hammer and terrorised her neighbourhood in a spate of drink-fuelled disturbance insisted: "I'm not all bad." McDougall racked up a string of complaints for running riot on Chirton Hill Drive, North Shields, where she staged all-night parties, hurled foulmouthed abuse, abandoned a dog and waved a hammer in the street after claiming her ex smashed a window.

Now she faces being thrown out of her home after North Tyneside Council were granted a possession order by North Shields County Court.

But today the teenager said: "I've been told I've got three weeks to get out. I'm angry because it's not my fault.

"My ex-boyfriend once came to my door drunk and smashed a window so I went out with a hammer. I did do that but it's because he smashed my window and he was causing havoc. What am I suppose to do? It's been caused by youths and there's nothing I can do.

"I haven't had a chance to have a say, they've just told me to get out in one week's time."

Noise, shouting, banging, foul language, loud music and drunken behaviour were all reported in September.

Peter Rowbottom, council prosecutor, told the court McDougall was given a tenancy in May.

Under the agreement, it was her responsibility to make sure there was no anti-social behaviour by her or any visitors to the property.

But incidents of disorder sparked eviction proceedings against her.

McDougall told the judge she had suffered domestic violence and was a vulnerable person.

She had since been a victim of vandalism, her windows had been broken and she had problems with youths knocking on her door. She did not deny the alleged anti-social behaviour but claimed they had occurred over a period of 10 to 15 days, and there had not been any trouble since then.

McDougall was asked to make arrangements to leave the house. After the hearing, the council's safer estates manager, Colin Boxshall, said: "This case demonstrates that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

"All new tenants to the council are given an introductory tenancy, which is converted to a secure tenancy after 12 months but only if there have been no breaches of the agreement."

One neighbour, said: "I'm glad she's going. Good riddance."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 15, 2010
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