"Problem" bungalow is closed down by police

By Gareth Dennison | 18/01/2018

'Problem' bungalow is closed down by police
PC Lisa Ainsworth issues the closure order

A PROBLEMATIC bungalow has been closed after months of complaints about antisocial behaviour.

Rawmarsh Neighbourhood Policing Team was granted a closure order by magistrates for the property in Blake Avenue, West Melton.

The order means no-one but police and council officials are allowed to enter the house for three months.

PC Lisa Ainsworth said: “We know that antisocial behaviour on Blake Avenue has created many problems for residents for some time now.

“I am happy to help by taking the actions needed to address these problems and make our neighbourhood a better place for all.

“I would like to thank all of the residents who came forward, as with their co-operation and support I was able to present the case before a court and obtain the order.

“Our team, including myself, PC Plant, PC Huxley and PC Jennings, have worked hard alongside officers from Rotherham Council to get this fantastic result, another great example of partnership working.”

Insp Caroline Bakewell added: “This address has caused upset, disruption and distress to residents for nearly a year now.

“In response to this, and to prevent any further problems, we have taken proactive action to issue the closure order.

“We want to make Rotherham a safe place to live and by taking action such as this, we are able to effectively achieve this.”

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