Home closed down following years of ASB and drugs offences

A house in Oven House Lane, Bollington, which was plagued with anti-social behaviour, violence and drug related activity, has been closed down by the landlords.

On Tuesday 26 January Macclesfield Local Policing Unit (LPU) and Peaks and Plains housing trust, were granted a closure order at Crewe Magistrates’ Court.

The order, which was granted under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, was applied for after officers gathered a catalogue of evidence in relation to anti-social behaviour, violence and drug related activity at the property.

The house on Oven House Lane, Bollington has been closed following a spate of anti-social behaviour and drug related activity.

Sergeant Helen Percival, of Macclesfield Beat Team said: “This closure order brings to an end of years of anti-social behaviour which the local residents have had to endure.

“A lot of the behaviour was linked to evidence of drug usage at or within the premises, as well as violence at the address.

“I hope that this order will give the local community a welcome relief and allow them to get on with their lives without having to face the anxiety that this property caused.”

Following the order all of the windows and doors at the address have been boarded up and will remain so for three months. Anyone who enters the address during that time is committing an offence and can be arrested.

Sergeant Percival added: “I personally would like to thank the community in this case who have been brave enough to speak out about the behaviour at the premises and provide the police with the necessary evidence in order to support the application for a closure.

“I hope that this order sends out a clear message that anti-social behaviour and drugs related activity will not be tolerated.”

Local residents are encouraged to report any concerns or breaches of the order to Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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