Convicted drug dealer loses home

The order, granted at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on December 20, means the property will now be rented to a new tenant and Barrowcliffe will not return there when her prison sentence ends.

Barrowcliffe, aged 36, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison after pleading guilty to two offences of possessing drugs with intent to supply, during a hearing at Manchester Crown Court in October.

Police raided the property and discovered 200 wraps of heroin and 100 wraps of crack cocaine, which together had a street value of more than £2,700.

Barrowcliffe’s neighbours complained about loud music being played at full blast, often until as late as 6am, as well as shouting and fighting, drug dealing taking place in the property and discarded alcohol bottles.
 
Councillor Paul Andrews, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: "Barrowcliffe’s behaviour was a source of concern for many of her neighbours and I’m glad we’ve made sure she won’t be returning.

"Manchester residents do not have to put up with this sort of behaviour and we will work with our partners to remove problem tenants from their properties."
 
Sue Ratchford, Chair of Northwards Housing’s Board, said: "Not only had Barrowcliffe breached the terms of her tenancy agreement, but the presence of such a quantity of drugs was clearly a threat to other members of the community, and we could not allow her to carry on living there."

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