Authority gets rid of controversial council-owned pool

61 Gattison Lane, Rossington. Picture courtesy of Google Maps.
61 Gattison Lane, Rossington. Picture courtesy of Google Maps.

A SWIMMING pool that was built in the back garden of a council house without permission has been filled in.

The generously-sized pool in Gattison Lane, Rossington, sparked outrage after the Free Press exclusively revealed how the luxury accessory, which could be seen clearly on Google Maps, had been built.

Bosses at St Leger Homes which manages around 21,000 properties for Doncaster Council launched a probe following the revelations.

They discovered thousands of pounds had been spent renovating the home whose tenants included David Frost and his wife and mum-of-two Lisa Frost.

Frost, then 33, was jailed for ten years in April for being one of the ringleaders of a £2.5 million stolen car ring which was infiltrated by cops.

The operation saw men go into homes, take the owner’s car keys and drive off in luxury motors which were later sold on for thousands of pounds.

The car crook admitted conspiracy to supply stolen goods at Doncaster Crown Court.

Following his sentencing detectives revealed they would try to seize his assets, including the pool, under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

A spokesman for St Leger Homes confirmed to the Free Press that its officers had been working closely with Frost’s wife and the plug had been pulled on the pool.

She said: “We have been working with the tenant Mrs Frost to resolve this matter.

“The pool has been filled in and levelled over.”

Other improvements made the property included a 6ft tall fence and gates for privacy.