Officers implement closure order following anti-social behaviour in Widnes Date published: 3rd January 2017 3.48pm

On Wednesday, December 21, Cheshire Constabulary implemented a closure order under the Crime and Policing Act 2014 at an address in Hale Road in Widnes.

The order was made after officers received numerous reports over recent months of criminal offences including anti-social behaviour. These incidents can be directly attributed to the activities at this address which have had a significant impact on the local community.

The property is rented with tenants including a man and woman along with their two children. The parents and children are believed to be staying with close family.

The tenants must now leave the property and all windows and doors will be boarded up for a period of at least three months. Anyone who enters the house during that time is committing an offence and can be arrested.

Inspector Chris Adkins, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: “The action taken today has been carefully considered and officers have worked closely with partner agencies to ensure proportionate measures have been put in place for the family of the address and the local community.

“We understand this is a difficult time for everyone involved and we hope going forward local residents can live in their homes without being blighted by the criminal behaviours of others. I want to take this opportunity to thank the residents for their continued support.”