NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE
Following reports of antisocial and criminal behaviour at a property in Cleethorpes, a closure order has been granted by the courts to prevent people from going into it for a period of time.
The order for the property on Lovett Street is in place for three months and will last until midnight on Wednesday 4 March 2020.
An application was granted last week by Grimsby Magistrates Court under section 80 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
It will restrict individuals from going into the property apart from the tenants and their child, and the landlord, his employees, agents or subcontractors, or individuals authorised by him. Also emergency services and the council will be allowed to enter if required.
The order has been granted because of reports of disorderly and criminal behaviour there, and that its use has resulted in a serious nuisance to members of the public.
Grimsby East and Cleethorpes North Neighbourhoods Inspector Dave Stephenson said: “This order is off the back off information we have had from the community and through work done by our Community Beat Manager PC Gary Cooksey.
“The closure order was deemed necessary and proportionate on this occasion to prevent further nuisance and disorder in the wider community, and to safeguard members of the public.
“It reduces the opportunity for people connected to the address who maybe be vulnerable to be exploited.
“If the terms of the order are breached and, if an individual is convicted, they could potentially face a jail sentence.
“By listening to residents’ concerns and by working together we can tackle antisocial and criminal behaviour in all our communities across North East Lincolnshire.”