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Convicted paedophile evicted from Salford home

17 November, 2021

A convicted paedophile has been evicted from his Salford home, after he was jailed for his heinous crimes.

Haitch Macklin, of New Devonshire Square, Higher Broughton, was originally jailed for 20 months at Manchester Crown Court in April 2020 after pleading guilty to three counts of making indecent images and two counts of showing indecent images.

The court heard how Macklin, aged 39, had advertised a ‘streaming service’ of child abuse images to other deviants, using a device he’d concealed in the loft at his home.

Officers from the National Crime Agency described the footage as some of the most ‘horrific and disturbing content’ they’d seen.

That sentence was later increased to four years after the Court of Appeal ruled the initial punishment was ‘unduly lenient’.

Following the conviction, Salix Homes, which owns the property in New Devonshire Square, sought legal action to evict Macklin while he’s serving the prison sentence, on the grounds he had breached the terms of his Tenancy Agreement by using the property for immoral and illegal purposes. He had also accrued rent arrears.

During a court hearing at Manchester Civil Justice Centre in September this year, the judge granted an outright Possession Order to Salix Homes, allowing the landlord to take back possession of the property.

Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: “We welcome the court’s decision in this case to evict convicted paedophile Haitch Macklin, who has committed the most abhorrent and heinous of crimes while living at this property.

“Salix Homes is committed to ensuring our communities remain safe places to live and we have no doubt in our minds that if Macklin would have returned to the property after he completes his prison sentence, it would have caused fear, worry and upset amongst the community.

“We hope this case sends out a very clear message that we will not hesitate to take legal action against those convicted of crimes in our communities or tenants found using our properties for immoral and illegal purposes.”