Landlord appears in court charged with threatening and evicting tenant

Mark Fortune was arrested at Gatwick Airport accused of unlawful eviction and harassment.

Edinburgh landlord appears in court charged with threatening and evicting tenant Getty Images

A landlord has appeared in court accused of threatening behaviour, unlawful eviction and harassment.

Mark Fortune was charged at Gatwick Airport after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The 55-year-old was arrested on Sunday, February 11, and then appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday, February 14.

He was charged with two counts of unlawful eviction and harassment of an occupier involving acts calculated to interfere with the peace or comfort of the tenant or members of their household, or persistently withdrawing or withholding services.

He is also charged with threatening or abusive behaviour.

He made no plea and was released on bail.

A police spokesperson said: “A 55-year-old man was arrested and charged at Gatwick Airport on by Police Scotland partners on Sunday, February 11, due to an outstanding warrant.”

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