Property plagued by anti-social behaviour and illegal drugs closed down

A property in Northwich plagued by anti-social behaviour and illegal drugs activity has been closed down thanks to the work of officers.

Officers from the Local Policing Unit (LPU) were granted a closure order for a bungalow on Comboy Drive in Rudheath.

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 numerous issues at the property, including drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

The occupant of the address, a 67-year-old woman, has now been ordered to leave the bungalow and find alternative accommodation.

All its windows and doors 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 Gary Weaver, of Northwich LPU, said: “This closure order is a positive and proactive response to the concerns of the local community.

“Prior to the arrival of the woman in May 2018, Comboy Drive was a quiet residential cul-de-sac.

“However, over the past 16 months nearby residents, many of whom are elderly and vulnerable, have been plagued by persistent anti-social behaviour and drugs offences, which is simply not acceptable.

“I have no doubt that the closure order is the right result for the community and it will have a positive impact on the area.

“Local residents can now start to return to normality.

“This is the third closure order that Northwich officers have enforced over the past 12 months.

“I hope that these closures serve as a warning that people who choose to behave in this way can lose their homes as a consequence of their actions.”

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

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