Dudley Magistrates’ Court granted a closure notice on a property in St. Mary’s Road, Bearwood on 29/09/2017 using powers under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 following numerous complaints from local residents over the last few months of significant incidents of antisocial behaviour including drug user, prostitution and public nuisance.
The closure notice is effective immediately and valid for one month until the existing occupant leaves or risks being sent to prison. Local residents have expressed their delight with the news. The premises in question was a magnet for ASB and caused a great deal of distress to all those concerned. PC GILL of Smethwick NHPT said: “We will not tolerate those who hide behind closed doors and are committed to making the lives of others a misery.”