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Lockdown and locked out! Joint op sees trouble makers kicked out of Stockton House

Property at Stockton House banned from use for three months after Police & council act on reports of anti-social behaviour, drugs, and breach of Covid-19 social distancing guideline

A hub for anti-social behaviour, drugs and other nuisances has been shut down after a house in Rayners Lane was ordered to close for three months after a joint operation by local police and the Council.

The property at Stockton House caused a lot of concern and distress to neighbours and nearby residents. With parties in during the current government lockdown and people knocking on neighbouring properties doors to let them - complaints flooded in to both the police and the council

The Metropolitan Police supported by Harrow Council applied for a Premises Closure Notice (ASB, Crime & Policing Act 2014) to prevent further crime and anti-social behaviour taking place and provide residents with the quality of life they rightly deserve.

Cllr Graham Henson, Leader of the Council, said:

“No one should ever feel distressed or intimidated at home. Pandemic or no pandemic, we will take action against anyone flouting the rules and making life difficult for others. Thanks to joint work with the police and our community safety officers I hope that neighbours and residents can now enjoy home without the stress or worry about anti-social behaviour."

Police Inspector Ed Baildon, of Harrow Safer Neighbourhoods, said:  

“My team and the council community safety team have done an excellent job in collating the great amount of evidence that this property had created and the court decision to grant this closure is justification of their hard work and tenacity to keep the residents in the area safe and trouble-free.

“Just because we are in extraordinary times does not mean that problems that our community faced before have gone away, and my team will continue to be working hard to make sure that ordinary life will continue as safely as it can.”

At court today (Wednesday 29 April) the judge granted a three month closure order with immediate effect.

Anyone witnessing crime or anti-social behaviour in Stockton House should report all incidents to the Police using the Emergency 999 or Non – Emergency 101 numbers as required.

 

 

 

Published: April 30th 2020