Closure order granted on a property in Blacon, Chester Date published: 13th January 2017 5.07pm

On Wednesday 4 January 2017 officers from Chester Local Policing Unit implemented a closure order under the Crime and Policing Act 2014 at 90 Hatton Road in Blacon, Chester.

The order was made due to the level of information given to police about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in the area. The man living at the property was identified by police as being responsible for the offences which were having a real impact on the local community.

Today, (Friday 13 January 2017), a hearing in relation to the temporary closure has been heard at Chester Magistrates Court and a full Closure Order has been granted.

The tenant of 90 Hatton Road must now leave the rented property and the windows and doors will be boarded up for a period of at least 3 months. Anyone who enters the house during that time is committing an offence and can be arrested.

Inspector Brian Green, of Chester Local Policing Unit, said: “The drug related issues connected to this address have been persistent for some time and we have worked hard to improve the situation and bring those responsible to account.

“Any reports of supplying controlled drugs are taken very seriously by Chester Police and we continue to combat drug supply in the area. The use of this closure order has been implemented to improve the life of residents who live on this street and have suffered with crime and anti-social behaviour.

“I am really pleased the Court shares this view and this should act as a deterrent to others who feel their behaviour will not be dealt with. We will not hesitate to use this legislation again in the future and those involved in drug supply should be very alert to the potential risk of losing their home.”