Officers from the Stoke-on-Trent North Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) along with Stoke-on-Trent City Council have been successful in their application to close a property in Mynors Street, Hanley, which has been linked to anti-social behaviour (ASB).
The property was ordered on 3 November 2021 to close until February 2022. It comes in response to persistent reports by local residents of drug use, crime and anti-social behaviour linked to the address.
The order, granted at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre, will ensure it is a crime for anyone to be at the property for three months.
Sergeant Chris Gifford, of Stoke-on-Trent North (NPT), said: "Over the last few months there has been a large number of reports of drug use, crime and ASB at the address and this has had a detrimental impact on the lives of those living in the area.
“Staffordshire Police will not stand for this behaviour and will use their powers including those under ASB legislation to deal with it. This closure will hopefully see an end to the issues and allow local residents to enjoy their lives in peace.
“Local officers will continue to check on the address to ensure the closure is adhered to and there are no breaches."
Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader Abi Brown said: “We will not tolerate people who blight our communities with their anti-social behaviour. We listened closely to the concerns of residents in Mynors Street and have worked hand-in-hand with Staffordshire Police to build the evidence that has led to this successful house closure.
“We have powers to take action in situations like this, and this closure sends a strong signal to those people who think they can make the lives of their neighbours a misery that they will be stopped. It also sends a strong message to communities that we support you and we continue to work tirelessly to make our city’s streets safer for all.”
If you have been affected by anti-social behaviour in your area, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call 999 in an emergency.