Police close up Yeovil house
Magistrates have granted Avon & Somerset Police an application for a three-month closure order against an address in Stiby Road, Yeovil. Police say the property is linked to antisocial behaviour, drugs and other criminal activity.
Over recent months, a number of people living in the surrounding area reported the issues they were facing to police. This enabled the force to seek the court order. They were supported by South Somerset District Council who will ensure environmental concerns raised will be addressed.
Peter Gubbins, Area South Chairman for South Somerset District Council added: “We welcome the court’s decision and thank our partners at Avon and Somerset Police for their decisive action in this matter. Ensuring our residents feel safe in their homes and communities is a key priority for this council and we will continue to support the police alongside other partners to take positive actions to achieve this.”
Acting Police Sergeant Declan Quinn explains “No-one should have to experience crime on their doorstep or feel unsafe in their neighbourhood. We believe the closure order will help prevent these incidents continuing and we’ll continue to work closely with the community to make sure such problems are not repeated.”