Connah’s Quay: police use new powers to shut down house at centre of anti social behaviour.
North Wales Police have issued the occupants of a Connah’s Quay house a closure notice following incidents of anti social behaviour, seizures of drugs, weapons and stolen property.
The order was served today in conjunction with Flintshire County Council using new powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
The house on Mold Road, Connah’s Quay has been at centre of high levels of anti social behaviour which has blighted the local community and generated significant demand for all agencies.
As part of the on-going investigations stolen property, drugs and weapons have been recovered from the location and the notice served today will restrict the activities of the tenants and prevent anybody else attending the locations and behaving in an anti-social way.
Occupants of a second address in Milford Street, Mold have also been served with a closure notice.
As part of the proceedings an application will be made by North Wales Police on Friday the 20th March before Wrexham Magistrates for a closure order to be granted which means that the premises will be closed to anyone for up to three months.
This is the first time the legislation has been used in Flintshire and is an example of the police, in partnership with their colleagues in the council working together to take positive action following concerns raised by local residents.
North Flintshire Inspector Ceri Hawe said;
“This is new legislation which we are using to tackle chronic issues at this address in Connah’s Quay caused by occupants and the people visiting them including; anti-social behaviour, excessive noise, drug abuse and intimidating behaviour towards the community. “This is the first of its kind to be issued in the Deeside area.
“Local Community Beat Manager PC Marie Williams has worked tirelessly with partner agencies to gather evidence and progress this closure notice.”
“We will use all powers available to us to ensure that our law abiding residents are protected from people who behave badly and disrupt the community. “ Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com