No visitors: Property in Llanelli

AN order banning visitors to an address in Llanelli has been made by the courts.

Dyfed-Powys Police applied for a closure order to stop anti-social behaviour and disorder at 35 Catherine Street.

Officers presented evidence to Llanelli magistrates’ Courts and the notice was granted on Friday (Mar 1).

In recent months, police had attended at the address on a number of occasions to deal with significant and persistent reports of disorder and anti-social behaviour.

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

PC Calvin Lewis said: “It is a 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 tenant and one other named person 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.”

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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