A NIGHTMARE neighbour is being evicted after making life a misery for people living near her on an estate.

An order has been issued to remove Debbie Howard, from the Four Rivers Estate, Shoebury, because of her raucous parties.

Large groups of youngsters had been visiting her house in Chelmer Way, where they would drink alcohol into the early hours of the morning.

The Echo reported in April one of the parties got out of control when a 29-year-old man was hit on the head with a baseball bat.

Jackie Mortock, 41, who lives next door, said the place had been run as a “doss house” for the past five years.

She said: “The first weekend she moved in she had a big party.

“We put it down to a house-warming and thought it was a one off, but then it was just constant.

“When I heard she was being evicted I started crying, thinking it’s over. It was quite emotional for me. I had my tissue in my hand and I was shaking.”

Mrs Mortock said there could be as many as 40 people in the large groups, including people from London, and the door had repeatedly been kicked in.

Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said there was a sense of relief.

He added: “Hopefully it can be the beginning of the end.

“There are still a few problems for people around here, but the police seem to be getting on top of it.”

A spokeswoman for South Essex Homes said: “South Essex Homes does not tolerate antisocial behaviour and with the evidence obtained were successful with an absolute possession order, which will lead to a warrant for eviction.

“I would like to thank the support of both residents taking a stand and police, as this meant we have been extremely successful in dealing with this area of antisocial behaviour.

“This indeed highlights South Essex Homes takes action against antisocial behaviour within our resident neighbourhoods.”

Insp Phil Marsh, of Shoebury police, said: “Neighbourhood officers have worked hard in partnership with South Essex Homes and Southend Council.

“We are very pleased there has been a positive outcome to help improve the quality of life of the residents.”

The Echo tried to contact Mrs Howard, but no one was home and the curtains were drawn.