Full closure orders have been imposed on three properties in Tunstall in response to persistent reports by residents of anti-social behaviour, criminal behaviour and nuisance linked to the addresses.
Officers from the Stoke North Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), in conjunction with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, applied for the closure orders under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Granted by a magistrate at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Friday 23 July, the orders make it a crime for the residents to be at the properties for three months.
PC Gareth Richardson, of the Stoke North NPT, said: “Over recent months there have been numerous reports of anti-social behaviour, criminal behaviour and nuisance connected to these addresses and the behaviour of those who have been living at/visiting the property has had a detrimental impact on the quality of life of local residents.
“We will conduct regular checks at the properties over the next three months to ensure that there are no breaches of the order and we’ll also continue working closely with local residents.”
Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader Abi Brown said: “Residents who cause a nuisance to their communities will not be tolerated. We work closely with the police and other partners to ensure our city is a safe and welcoming place in which to live. We’re pleased to have supported the police’s application for the closures, it gives a clear signal that action is being taken.