A LONG-running battle over a house in Altrincham has been concluded after proceedings originally begun by Trafford Council.

Town hall lawyers had applied for a bankruptcy petition against Dr Olufunso Abiodun Oyesanya, which was granted the following march.

Later the authority sought a possession order on 74 The Downs, to satisfy the amount Dr Oyesanya owed.

Bankruptcy trustee Melissa Jackson then ordered a stay on these proceedings, the High Court was told, as the doctor owned another property in the London borough of Harrow, which was due to be sold.

But the court heard that the house was sold, it did not realise its full potential and there was still a £121,000 deficiency in Dr Oyesanya's case.

Further hearings involving the doctor were adjourned on medical grounds before the case came back before a district judge, Charles Kham, at Manchester County Court, in February 2019.

Judge Khan ruled in the bankruptcy trustee's favour, which should have come into force on April 1 last year.

But Dr Oyesanya did not give up possession of the Altrincham property, the court was told, leading to further delays as the doctor failed to submit case papers for his appeal, before his opponents obtained a possession warrant.

When his request of permission to appeal was eventually lodged, it was rejected by District Judge Araba Obadai last October.

Dr Oyesanya then applied to the High Court, to challenge that ruling and the original ruling in favour of the bankruptcy trustee, Ms Jackson.

Rejecting the doctor's case again, Judge Paul Matthews said the appellant had produced no new evidence to establish why the house should not be repossessed and could not seek any further adjournments on medical grounds.

The judge also dismissed claims by Dr Oyesanya that his creditors in the bankruptcy had been repaid in full.

"The (possession) order can be enforced and the warrant can be executed without further order," added Judge Matthews.