Is it likely that the council's action is in breach of my tenancy agreement? Do I have the right to expect to feel safe within my home? Would I be able to take legal action against the council if they are in breach of my tenancy?
The motive for the attack is unclear at the moment, but it appears drugs have been on the premises. It is fairly certain he did not initiate the violence.
10 people were arrested and the police are still interviewing them. The police implied the tenant was not one of those arrested.
I wanted to be clear where I stand on this as I know he can be held responsible for how visitors behave at his property, and he definitely knows the people involved.
My main concern is how they will view me testifying against any of them, as they are clearly capable of very violent behavior and neither are they afraid of forcing their way into a property.
I expressed my concern to the council about living so close to those involved but they seemed surprisingly blase about it. The member of staff I spoke to was young and appeared inexperienced at dealing with these sort of issues.
The police asked me about witness protection. Would I be better taking this issue up with them rather than the council?