Closure order granted for address in Downton following multiple calls regarding anti-social behaviour

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A closure order has been authorised for an address in Downton following a high number of incidents involving anti-social behaviour.

The order means that nobody, other than the occupant of the address in Roman Meadow, as well as emergency services and local authority representatives, is permitted to enter the premises for a period of three months.

Back in May, officers visited the occupant and issued her with a Community Protection Warning which required her to stop allowing under 18s into the address, as well as anyone between the hours of 9pm and 9am. It also prevented her from playing loud music, allowing drug use or supply in or around the property and using threatening, intimidating behaviour or language.

Following breaches of the warning, a Community Protection Notice was issued.

Between November 2019 and June 2020, officers have been called to the premises 30 times following reports of anti-social behaviour and other criminal activity.

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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