Closure order extension secured for Bournemouth property

26 March 2019
Officers working with the local council have helped secure an extension for a closure order relating to a Bournemouth property linked to anti-social behaviour.

The extension has been secured in relation to a property in Westbourne, which was first made subject to a closure order following concerns over anti-social behaviour, persistent disorder and nuisance to members of the public.

The original order had been imposed on 20 December 2018 to run for a period of three months and an extension was agreed at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 19 March 2019. The order will now run until 19 June 2019.

The extension was sought following further reports of anti-social behaviour, disorder and public nuisance linked to the address.

Bournemouth Borough Council applied for the order to be extended following joint work with Dorset Police.

Anybody who breaches the order is liable to be fined or could face imprisonment.

Neighbourhood Inspector Jon Wasey, of Bournemouth police, said: “We are committed to taking action against those involved in anti-social behaviour in our communities and this order is a further demonstration that we will not tolerate activity that blights the lives of others.

“It is also a further example of the strong operational links we have with our partner agencies and the positive action we are taking together to deal with such behaviour.”

Matthew King, Bournemouth Borough Council's Community Enforcement and Anti-Social Behaviour Manager, said: “Our officers worked tirelessly with our police colleagues to try to address this situation without the need for a further closure order, however, the behaviour continued and we are pleased with the outcome, further illustrating our strong working partnership. 

"We will always seek to protect victims of disorder and robustly use powers available to us for those individuals that refuse to positively engage and alter their unacceptable behaviours.”

Anyone who has concerns about anti-social behaviour in their community is urged to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.
 
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