His next-door neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "Since he has gone, my life has changed and I am now very happy."
Another neighbour added: "It was so loud all the time. We could all hear it. We're glad it's finished now."
Another neighbour of Mr Lea, who did not want to be named, said: "He was clearly not very well and excess alcohol was definitely a factor in his behaviour. Basically, the council got him that flat and they should have known what he was like before he came here."
The resident of more than a decade added: "It's a lot quieter neighbourhood now and he did upset the apple cart a bit, but he is obviously in need of help. He was a problem, but he is a great example of what the council move onto council estates."Yes. He is.
But then, they – the council bigwigs - don’t tend to live on those estates themselves, do they?