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Closure order issued for address in Wimpson Lane, Southampton

Southampton West’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, in partnership with the city council, have secured a closure order for an address in Wimpson Lane, Southampton, under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act.


The closure order, which comes into effect at 8pm this evening, means that only the landlord or anyone accompanying them will be allowed to enter the address for the next three months. If anyone else does, they will be committing a criminal offence and can be arrested.


Once the order comes into effect, officers will attend with the landlord to allow them to secure the premises.


Hampshire Constabulary applied for the order to address concerns around anti-social behaviour at the property.


PC Lynette Chant from Southampton West’s Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We’ve received a number of reports in recent months about anti-social behaviour at the address, which has caused misery for neighbours.


“We took action to improve the lives of local residents and would like to thank the community for their support and patience while we worked with partners to get the evidence to secure this order. 


“These types of closures are not straightforward, as it ultimately means someone is moved out of their home.


“However, in instances like these we will do all we can to stop anti-social behaviour and the enormous impact it creates.”


Police work closely with partners to tackle anti-social behaviour, and anyone concerned about this sort of activity where they live should contact their neighbourhood policing team on 101 or contact us via our online reporting tool: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/ 


Cllr Spiros Vassiliou, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture & Heritage said: “Together with our partners, we want to reduce crime and disorder, anti-social behaviour and high harm behaviour that adversely affects communities, the environment and businesses in the city. We know that anti-social behaviour can cause distress for those who experience it and we will continue to work with Hampshire Constabulary to address these issues.”


For any complaints surrounding neighbours, ensure you make contact with your local Housing Officer. For noise complaints please contact your local council.