RESIDENTS of a street in Hull are celebrating after a mum-of-five branded “the worst neighbour ever” was told to leave her rented home for dumping rubbish in her garden.
Candy MacMillan, 32, is set to move out of her four-bed home after she was convicted of fly-tipping last week – to the delight of her neighbours.
The mum-of-five was fined £920 for failing to remove rubbish from her home.
Pictures of her messy garden were released by Hull City Council following the court hearing.
One of her neighbours, who said they were too scared to be named, told the Hull Daily Mail: “She is the worst neighbour ever, she is a nasty person and a real nightmare neighbour.
“She has called us names in the street and [last August] set fire to our garden fence while burning a sofa. It was very scary, no one told us, but everyone else had been evacuated.
“It made us cough and splutter when it was coming in through the windows. We didn’t want to go outside.”
They added: “Candy didn’t even feed her six cats – we had to feed them for her – they were all skinny and starving.
“Her garden was scruffy and so was she. She kept clothes out on her line for about five days, even when it was raining – I bet it was really smelly.
“We feel like the authorities have wanted to get her out for a while – she’s horrible, it was a relief when she had to move.
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However the mum-of-five has hit back claiming she was the “victim” after her neighbours “turned on her”.
She said: “They welcomed me in with open arms, but they turned on me. They said that my kids were tramps, but they always had baths.
“It all started when someone set my garden fence on fire and they blamed me. I wasn’t even there – I was at the park with my kids.
“I’m the victim in this story – I’ve been assaulted and I’m scared to leave the house.”
Candy has now told Sanctuary Housing, which owns the property, that she will move out within the next four weeks.
She added: “I wasn’t kicked out, I’ve asked to leave. I’ve been threatened and punched and kicked – I’m the real victim here.”
Sanctuary Housing has been approached for a comment.
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