Flat in Market Harborough issued closure order

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Closure order placed on the property

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Issued on 11/10/18 at 11:44 a.m.

A flat in Market Harborough which has been causing problems for local residents after incidents of drugs misuse and violence has been closed by police.

Since March this year residents have reported continual anti-social behaviour (ASB) problems at the property within Edwin Court in Kettering Road.

Yesterday (Wednesday 10 October) 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 Gavin Drummond of Eastern Counties Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) said: “The volume of crimes, incidents, reports and ASB linked to the property has had a massive impact on police resources, partner agencies and the local community.

“We have received numerous complaints 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.

The order prohibits anyone from remaining on or entering flat 9 Edwin Court at any time except emergency services or an agent/officer of Waterloo Housing.

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