Three houses in Hartford have been closed for three months following repeated reports of anti-social behaviour and drugs offences.
Closure orders for the three premises on Beaufort Close were successfully granted at Chester Magistrates' Court today, Thursday 19 October.
Officers applied for the order following repeated reports of anti-social behaviour and drug use.
The closure orders prohibit access to the properties and are necessary when preventing recurring nuisance behaviour and disorder.
Inspector Jason Murray, of Northwich Local Policing Unit, said: “My team have responded to the significant concerns raised by residents on Hartford Grange regarding repeated and persistent anti-social behaviour and drug use by a small number of residents over the last year.
“Today, we have presented strong evidence to the courts, clearly demonstrating the devastating effect that this behaviour can have on a community.
“Applying for three simultaneous closure orders is unprecedented and requires a collective team approach with partners. These orders now bring the total of closure orders obtained by my team this year to 12.
“I welcome the court’s decision to apply these orders, and the support and reassurance they will provide to the community.
“I also hope that this sends a clear message to all residents of our communities that we will not tolerate anti-social and disrespectful behaviour at all, and we will continue to make our communities hostile places for anyone wanting to commit crime using all tools at our disposal.”