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Closure order for Macclesfield property

Officers have been granted a closure order for a property in Macclesfield that caused misery to local residents.

Numerous reports have been made to officers regarding anti-social behaviour (ASB) and drug related activity at the property on Sunnybank Close.

These reports have included issues with anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, loud music and threatening behaviour at the property.

After gathering a catalogue of evidence, officers from Macclesfield South Beat Team attended Crewe Magistrates' Court on 25 January where they were granted a three month closure order.

The occupant of the address, a 55-year-old man has been ordered to leave the property and find alternative accommodation.

All windows and doors will now be boarded up for a period of three months. Anyone who enters the address during that time is committing an offence and can be arrested.

Sergeant Matt Bassirat said: “It is hugely important for residents to feel safe in their own homes and now thanks to this closure order, the community will be able to breathe a welcomed sigh of relief.

“This action, which coincides with Neighbourhood Week of Action, shows that we do act on the information provided to us by the public and will use all the powers available to us to root out any unacceptable behaviour in our communities.

“Our Beat Team are committed to doing everything possible to take action against those intent on causing misery and harm to residents and this is just a small snapshot of some of the work we do day in and out to keep the public safe.

“I would urge anyone who has concerns about ASB in their community to please report it to us and we will do the rest.”

Anyone with concerns about ASB in their area is asked to report it to Cheshire Police via: 

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/seen-or-heard/ 

...or call 101.

Macclesfield residents are asked to complete a Residents’ Voice survey about issues in their community, you can do so by visiting: 

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/police-forces/cheshire-constabulary/areas/cheshire/campaigns/macclesfield/residents-voice-macclesfield/

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