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Problem house 'closed' by police

Friday July 14 2017




A FOURTH house in Barnsley has been 'closed' by police due to persistant antisocial behaviour issues and drug use - meaning anyone found there who shouldn't be could face six months in prison. 

The house, in Crookes Street, has been closed under the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

A three month closure order was granted at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (July 12) and means the house is closed to everyone except the occupant, their relatives and council and NHS staff.

Police officers will also be able to enter the house.

A/Sergeant John Crawford, said: “We were aware that this property was a cause for concern for both the occupant of the house and residents in the area in terms of issues relating to antisocial behaviour and potential drug use.

“The house will be closed for an initial three months and after that, if necessary, we can apply for the order to be extended. Anyone found to be at the address, other than those mentioned above, could face arrest and up to six months in prison."



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