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09 November 2018

Closure orders secured for two Devizes addresses

Wiltshire Police Officers in Devizes have been working closely with Wiltshire Council and local housing associations to secure two closure orders for addresses in the town linked to anti-social behaviour and disorder.

The addresses, in Moyne Close and Longcroft Avenue, are now subject to three month closure orders which prevent anyone, other than the occupants and those named specifically within the order, from entering the addresses.

Anyone caught breaching these orders will be committing a criminal offence and may be arrested. 

Sgt Pete Foster said: "Through close partnership working with the local authority and local housing associations we have been successful in obtaining these closure orders on two addresses which have, for some time, been linked to anti-social behaviour and disorder. This behaviour has been blighting the lives of those living in these areas. 

"The closure orders are designed to prevent people going to the addresses who have no good reason to be there. They have been obtained not due to isolated incidents, but because visitors to the addresses have constantly caused serious disruption to the lives of residents and we will always look to take positive action against this behaviour. 

"Anyone caught breaching these orders will be arrested and put before the courts. We will continue to regularly patrol the areas and carry out checks at the addresses."

Jerry Wickham, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for adult social care, public health, and public protection , said: "These closure orders are a short term solution to a long term issue, so whilst the closure orders are in place, it is essential that multi-agency working continues to take place to ensure a more robust solution is eventually reached."

Last updated: 9 November 2018 | Last reviewed: 9 November 2018

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