Closure order issued on Hinckley flat

Published Friday, 19 May 2017

THE occupier and visitors have been banned from a flat in Hinckley after neighbours reported a number of anti-social incidents.

A temporary anti-social behaviour closure notice was issued on Monday 15 May by the Borough Council, in partnership with the police, banning all visitors to the property at 14 Palmer Road, Hinckley.

On Thursday 18 May, a full closure order was obtained from Leicester Magistrates Court. The order prevents any unauthorised person from entering the premises for a three month period.

The  Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 enables 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.

Madeline Shellard, the council's ASB and Tenancy Manager, said: “Complaints have been received from local residents about activity and unacceptable behaviour at this address. It is completely unacceptable that local residents are being subjected to this level of nuisance. 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 the house and anyone breaching the order could be arrested and, if found guilty, could face a punishment of up to 51 weeks in prison and/or an unlimited fine.