Closure order put on Downton home after anti-social behaviour

Closure order put on Downton home after anti-social behaviour

Published by Jack Deery at 3:00pm 9th July 2020.

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The force have authorised it for an address in Roman Meadow for three months.

Police have taken this action as officers have been called to the property 30 times between November 2019 and June 2020. 

This was anti-social behaviour and criminal activity such as drug use and underage driving

The order means that only the occupant, emergency services and local authority representatives are allowed in the house for three months.

In May, the woman living there was issued with a Community Protection Warning which required her to:

  • Stop letting people into the home between 9pm and 9am
  • Prevent under 18s entering the address
  • Stop playing loud music
  • Stop allowing drug use or supply there
  • Not use threatening and intimidating behaviour or language

She breached this warning and was given a Community Protection Notice

Insp Pete Sparrow said: 

"This is by far the highest number of logs linked to a single residential property across our rural beat areas - an area with a total population of more than 30,000 people. As well as this, we have also had a high number of intelligence reports linked to the address, including concerns regarding drug use and supply, underage driving and welfare concerns.

It is clear that these ongoing incidents of anti-social behaviour are having an increasingly detrimental effect on those living nearby. We have worked closely with Wiltshire Council on this application and I am pleased that it has been approved by magistrates.

Officers will continue to carry out regular visits to the address as well as high visibility patrols to ensure the order is being adhered to over the coming months."

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