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Officers close problem property following closure order

Staffordshire Police have successfully closed a problem property in Cobridge which had been linked to anti-social behaviour. North Staffordshire Justice Centre ordered that the address on Furnival Street close from Friday (11 November) for three months. It has since been securely boarded up. The closure order was granted as a result of evidence submitted by officers, from Stoke-on-Trent North Local Policing Team, which showed the property was being used by those conducting anti-social behaviour and associated criminality. Chief Inspector Scott McGrath, of Stoke-on-Trent North Local Policing Team, said:

“A property closure order is one of the many tools used by local officers to deal with problem addresses and tenants, who are having a detrimental impact on the community. Everyone deserves to feel safe and happy in their home and no one should be subjected to continued anti-social behaviour. I hope that this successful application gives confidence to local residents that we will listen and act upon their concerns to deal with those that cause us the most issues.”

If you have been affected by anti-social behaviour in your area, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers

anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call 999 in an emergency.

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