Closure order bans visitors to prevent disorder at Llanelli address

Closure order bans visitors to prevent disorder at Llanelli address

An order banning visitors to an address in Llanelli for three months has been made by the courts.
Dyfed-Powys Police applied for a closure order to stop anti-social behaviour and disorder at 36 Murray Street.

The force’s Legal Services presented evidence to Llanelli Magistrates’ Court and the notice was granted on Thursday, August 4.

Between September 8, 2021, and June 22,2022, police received more than 60 calls to the address, ranging from theft and anti-social behaviour to assaults and robberies.

For the next three months anyone other than the people named by the courts are banned from visiting the property.

PC Aled Davies said: “It is a fairly rare move for a closure notice to be issued on a residential property. It was given careful consideration and deemed the most appropriate action to take to reduce the anti-social behaviour that was happening there and improve the quality of life for other residents.

“Only the tenants and a few other named people are permitted to be at the address. They are aware of the closure order.

“Anyone else seen visiting the property will be in contravention of the order and faces a fine, prison or both.
“To report sightings of anyone else visiting the address call police on 101 immediately.”

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Dyfed-Powys Police’s Legal Services has successfully secured a number of closure orders throughout the force area over recent years and the force also provides assistance and support where closure orders are sought by local authorities within the force area.

A closure order is a tool under the Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime and Policing Act 2014 that gives police the ability to close a property to provide quick relief from the anti-social behaviour that has been occurring there. Closures can be made for 48 hours without needing to go to court for permission. When applied for through the courts, closure orders can be for up to three months.

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