Closure order issued for address on Cricketers Way, Havant, following drug use and anti-social behaviour
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Following consultation with the local authority and the relevant housing association, Havant’s High Harm Team have secured a closure order for an address on Cricketers Way, Havant, under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act.
The closure order, which comes into effect today (Wednesday 1 February), means that nobody other than those authorised on the court order will be allowed to enter or remain at the address for the next three months. If they do they will be committing a criminal offence and can be arrested.
Hampshire Constabulary applied for the order to address concerns around suspected drugs activity and anti-social behaviour.
PS Darren Woolvin from the Havant High Harm Team said: "We’ve taken this step having received a number of reports in recent months about anti-social behaviour and suspected drugs activity at the address.
“The activities of those living and visiting this address have had an enormous impact on the local community which is why we worked in partnership with the relevant housing association to take action.
“We would like to thank the local community for their help and patience while we worked with partners to gather the evidence needed to secure this order.
“These types of closures are never simple as it ultimately means someone is moved out of their home, however support will always be afforded to those that seek it and look to change their behaviours.”