Yesterday, Thursday 1 October, officers from East Staffordshire Local Policing Team secured a Closure Order on an address in Ash Street at Burton Magistrates.
They applied to the court for the order after serving a Police Notice on the address on Tuesday 29 September under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The Notice lasts 48 hours and allows officers to apply to the court for a Closure Order. This lasts for three months and prohibits anyone other than the landlord being on the property, or someone on their behalf if police are notified. Anyone else people caught on the premises faces arrest.
The Order will remain in place until 31 December.
Sgt Giles Harper said: “This action has been taken to prevent further issues at the address. In the past 10 months we have received more than 30 complaints of anti-social behaviour and drug misuse, while colleagues from East Staffordshire Borough Council have had reports of litter and excessive noise. These incidents have given ample evidence to secure the Order from the court.
“The address was having a really negative impact on other residents quality of life and this action should be a clear warning that we will not tolerate behaviour of this nature.
“The legislation that allows us to do this is fairly new and this is the first time we have used it in East Staffordshire. We will not hesitate to use it again if needed and will take robust action to deal with anyone who repeatedly engages in anti-social behaviour.
“Officers will be carrying out regular checks at the address and any unauthorised people found there will be arrested.”