Police secure court order for Huntingdon home linked to anti-social behaviour


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Magistrates have granted an order banning people from living or visiting a house in Huntingdon linked to persistent cases of anti-social behaviour and “drug activity”.

A closure order was approved by Cambridgeshire Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday and will prevent tenants from living at 10 Horse Common Close for a period of three months.

The move came following what police said were regular reports of “suspected drug activity and consistent anti-social behaviour from the address”.

Initially, officers applied for a closure notice under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2015, preventing anyone other than those habitually tenant of the premises to be at the location.

This allowed police and partner agencies to work together to build a dossier of evidence to present to Cambridge Magistrates’ Court for a full closure order.

The order, under s80 Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act, prevents any persons, including the tenant, from residing at the premises for a period of three months.

Sergeant Aaron Murphy said: “This sends a clear message to those implicated in acts of anti-social behaviour that police and partner agencies will take robust action against perpetrators of such behaviour in order to protect law-abiding members of the community.

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“The reported cases of anti-social behaviour were exacerbated by the suggestion that drug offences were also being committed in the premises.

“The Huntingdon problem solving team will continue to relentlessly pursue offenders and perpetrators of anti-social behaviour. Robust action should be anticipated in future, similar cases.”