Burton house off-limits – arrests threatened

A house in Burton-on-Trent is off-limits and anyone found there will be arrested.

off-limits

Off-limits: anyone found on the premises will be arrested.

Magistrates have slapped a ‘Closure Order’ on the address in The Cloisters, effective until December 27.

Their decision, on September 28, comes after residents were plagued by anti-social behaviour associated with the property.

Sergeant Mark Kitchen said Staffordshire Police had been receiving complaints about the place for up to four months.

Drugs, noise, disruption

They included reports of anti-social behaviour and drug misuse.

At the same time people were complaining to East Staffordshire Borough Council about noise and disruption at the house.

Sgt. Kitchen held the case up as a warning to anyone involved in anti-social behaviour.

He promised the police would take, “robust action”, against people and addresses that became a problem.

He also said The Cloisters address would be under surveillance.

Off-limits

“Anyone found there will be arrested,” he warned.

The East Staffordshire Local Policing Team applied to the court for the Closure Order under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The order prohibits anyone, including the occupant being on the premises.


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