Urgent full closure at Hull property

Urgent full closure at Hull property

Urgent full closure at Hull property

An urgent full closure notice was granted this morning, Thursday 20 August, for a property on Beech Close, Hull, Humberside Police have announced.

The decision follows continual reports of drug related anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Action began on Thursday 11 June, when a misuse of drugs act warrant was executed.

Officers recovered a large quantity of cash and suspected Class A and B drugs, and five people were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

A second warrant was granted for Wednesday 15 July, resulting in 10 further arrests.

Class A drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash and mobile phones were seized on this occasion.

Those arrested were released under investigation, placed on bail or released without charge while police enquiries continued.

Despite enforcement action taking place, criminal and anti-social behaviour continued at the property.

Until today, when Hull Magistrates Court granted a full closure notice at the address.

Urgent full closure at Hull property

Community Beat Manager PC Tim McGowan said:

“We are very pleased that the court has today accepted our full closure application for this problem property.

“A number of reports of drug dealing, violence and anti-social behaviour had come in relating to this address, all of which seemed to start when a new tenant moved in this May.

“These included visitors to the address trying to kick the door down to access the property and a nasty assault in which a woman was reportedly attacked by a group of men, leaving her with some painful injuries.

“We appreciate how much incidents of this nature can affect the surrounding community and their safety. It is absolutely not acceptable for other residents to feel unsafe in their own neighbourhood which is why we’ve continually taken enforcement action at the property, all of which has led us to then being able to apply for this full closure notice.

“As a Community Beat Manager I would like to express my gratitude for the strength and courage shown by residents who were willing to stand up to the criminality.

“The sends a strong message to criminals that the community will continue to support the closure of addresses and evicting of people causing harm and nuisance.

“Any property that is the centre of a number of crime reports or community information will have relevant action taken against it.”

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