Officers from the Thanet Community Safety Unit have successfully secured a Property Closure Order against a residential flat in Stone Barn Avenue, Birchington, following numerous complaints of anti-social behaviour originating from the address.
The Order, which was granted by Folkestone Magistrates Court yesterday (November 15), prohibits anyone other than the emergency services and the housing company from entering the address for a period of three months. This was achieved through collaborative working between Kent Police, Orbit Housing, and the local community.
Beat officer PC Steven England said: “ This highlights our commitment to investigate reports of anti-social behaviour and the range of powers available to us to limit the impact on the wider community.
“Compliance with the Order will be monitored, with a power of arrest available should anyone breach it.”