Anti-social behaviour leads to three-month ban from house

31 Lathum Close in Prescot
31 Lathum Close in Prescot

A house with links to anti-social behaviour problems has been closed for three months.

Merseyside Police has been granted a closure order for 31 Lathum Close in Prescot.

It means the occupants have been excluded and no-one will be able to enter the house for the next three months.

The order was carried out in conjunction with Knowsley Housing Trust and was issued at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Constable Jim Cahill, beat manager for Prescot East, gathered evidence to support the order.

He said: “There can be no doubt that this address was one of the central points in Prescot for anti-social behaviour, with a constant stream of visitors causing a detrimental effect to the lives of decent, law-abiding residents.

“The occupants and their associates have shown no willingness to change their behaviour, so we were left with little option but to remove them from the house.”

Prescot and Halewood neighbourhood inspector Graeme Webster said: “The order was applied for in response to intelligence from the community.

“This type of information from is vital in policing Knowsley and we would encourage anyone with similar information to contact us, and be assured that you can remain anonymous if you choose to.

“Closure orders are put in place to allow the residents of Prescot to enjoy the quality of life that they are entitled to, and we will continue to target offenders and any associated properties who continue to cause problems for the community.

“We will do this using all lawful powers available to us in order to make Knowsley a safer and more peaceful place to live.”

Anyone with information can call Prescot neighbourhood team on 0151 7776330, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.