Closure order on Earl Shilton house

Published Monday, 06 June 2016

FOR the second time this year, a court has issued a closure order on a house in Earl Shilton, banning visitors for a three month period.

The second closure order was made by Leicester Magistrates on 1 June 2016 after residents reported continual breaches of the closure order and incidents of anti-social behaviour at 3 Carrs Drive. The new closure order now states that no-one, including the tenant, can enter the property.

The  Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which saw the reform of anti-social behaviour powers, allows the council or police to close premises which are being used, or likely to be used, to commit serious nuisance or where there is or likely to be disorderly, criminal or offensive behaviour on the premises. 

Councillor Chris Boothby, Executive Member responsible for Community Safety and Housing, said: “Numerous complaints have been received from local residents about activity and unacceptable behaviour at this address. It is completely unacceptable and we have taken positive action to prevent it continuing to negatively affect the lives and wellbeing of residents living nearby. People living nearby have the right to live in safety and peace without having to tolerate this.

“We would like to thank our partners and everyone in the community who came forward with the evidence that enabled us to obtain the closure order.”

A copy of the closure order has been displayed outside of the house and anyone breaching the order can be arrested and, if found guilty, could face a punishment of up to 51 weeks in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

Last updated: 06/06/2016 09:04