Greater Manchester Police and Stockport Homes join forces to tackle anti-social behaviour by securing a closure order on a property in Edgeley
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The Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Stockport Homes Group secured the order on the property at Durham House on the York Street Estate, after an escalation in reports of serious anti-social behaviour (ASB).
To secure the order, evidence of the ASB had to be obtained and put before a Judge. This resulted in legal action being taken under the powers of the Anti-Social, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The persistent ASB at the address was seen to have a detrimental impact on the local residents and the community.
GMP and the Safer Neighbourhoods Team had received complaints relating to the high number of visitors coming and going from the property, as well as damage to the communal entrance, arguments being heard and drug activity.
There were also a number of local residents who were threatened by people visiting the address.
The Closure Order ensures that no-one is allowed to live in, or visit, the property for a period of three months. It will also provide respite and protection for the residents affected by the behaviours.
Stockport Homes Group will now proceed to obtain permanent possession of the property.
Stockport Central NBO Inspector John Picton said: "Greater Manchester Police are committed to supporting residents that report anti-social behaviour and we will take a firm stance on those who breach regulations and cause distress to other residents.
"Response officers and Neighbourhood Teams have worked hard in a collaborative partnership with Stockport Homes Group to enforce the Closure Order."