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Closure orders granted - Bracknell and Wokingham

Closure orders granted - Bracknell and Wokingham

03 November 2016
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Thames Valley Police has been granted closure orders in relation to two properties in Wokingham and one property in Bracknell.

A full closure order was granted for a property in Norreys Avenue by Reading Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (26 October) and a partial closure order was granted by the same court for a further property in the same street under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

A partial order was also imposed on a property in Mount Lane, Bracknell, by the same court Thursday (27/10).

The orders are in place for a period of three months from the date of issue and excludes anyone from entering the property, including the occupants, for the full closure order, and anyone except the occupant and authorised persons for the partial closures.

The closure orders were the result of a joint working initiative between the Bracknell and Wokingham policing team’s anti-social behaviour officer, Wokingham Borough Council and the Bracknell neighbourhood policing team.

The action was taken after reports to police of criminal behaviour and disorder associated with the properties and surrounding area.

Cllr Julian McGhee Sumner, executive member for health and wellbeing, said: "Wokingham Borough Council work closely with partners to reduce and prevent anti-social behaviour in its communities. The closure orders will bring relief to communities that have suffered anti-social behaviour over a sustained period of time. I would like to place on record our gratitude to members of the community who have bravely stood up to the perpetrators of this behaviour."

PC Maryann Shaw of the early intervention policing team stated: "The closure orders are designed to reduce anti-social behaviour suffered by other residents in the area. This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and we will continue to work with partner agencies to tackle these types of issues."

Anyone affected by anti-social behaviour can contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 and ask to speak to the local neighbourhood team. 


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