Closure Order Imposed on Longton Property

A full closure order has been imposed on a house in Longton in response to persistent anti-social behaviour and drug use.

Officers from the Stoke South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), in conjunction with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, applied for a closure order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The application was in response to persistent reports by residents of drug use and anti-social behaviour linked to the address.

Granted by a magistrate at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Friday 9 July, the order makes it a crime for the residents to be at the property for three months.

PC Naomi Owen, of the Stoke South NPT, said: “Over recent months there have been numerous reports of drug related and anti-social behaviour connected to this address and the behaviour of those who have been living at the property has had a detrimental impact on the quality of life of local residents.

“We will conduct regular checks at the house 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.”

Tony Walley
Tony Walley
News & Sport Editor

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