Closure order granted at city flat

Issued on 11/4/18 at 4:48 p.m.

A flat in the city centre which has been causing problems for local residents with persistent anti social behaviour (ASB) has been closed by police.

Over the past six months residents have reported continual problems with ASB and drug dealing within a flat at 39a West Street.

On Tuesday 10 April Leicester Magistrates Court granted a full closure order, evicting the occupants from the property for three months. A copy of the closure order is displayed outside.

Inspector Manjit Atwal of Central Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) said: “We have received numerous complaints from local residents about activity at this address. It is completely unacceptable and has seriously affected the lives and wellbeing of residents living nearby.

“We have taken necessary action to bring the unacceptable behaviour to an end. We owe it to people living nearby to take steps which will allow them to live in safety and peace without having to tolerate this.”

Anyone breaching the order can be arrested and, if found guilty, could face a punishment of up to six months in prison and an unlimited fine.

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