A closure order has been granted at an address in Swindon following reports of people breaking the government’s coronavirus rules since the lockdown began.
Wiltshire Police made the application and the order was granted at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court yesterday against a house in Exeter Street in respect of anti-social behaviour.
The three-month-long partial closure order came after police received reports of people repeatedly breaching the COVID-19 guidelines set out by the government, as well as anti-social behaviour.
PC Michael Diffin, who was successful in applying for the order, said: “In recent months, we have received multiple reports of ongoing anti-social behaviour and nuisance both inside and outside the address. This is unacceptable and is quite clearly having a significant impact on other residents who live in the street whose quality of life is being affected.
“In addition to this, it is clear that the current Covid-19 restrictions which have been put in place to safeguard the community are being ignored.
“It is hoped that this closure order will help protect the occupant at the address and significantly reduce the number of incidents or reports of anti-social behaviour within the address as well as the immediate vicinity.”
The order states that only those individuals named on the order are permitted to enter the address in the Railway Village, as well as emergency workers and council officers. Anyone found breaching these restrictions may be arrested.
PC Diffin added: “Over the coming months we will conduct regular welfare checks on the occupant and ensure she is receiving the support she requires.”
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