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Macclesfield South Beat Team have secured a closure order on a property in the town following concerns over drug dealing at the address.
The closure order at an address on Maplewood Avenue was granted at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on 8 February.
The closure order is a direct result of officers responding to concerns from residents regarding drug related activity and anti-social behaviour at the property.
The order, which will run for three months, will see the occupant of the address, a 54-year-old man, leave the address and find alternative accommodation.
All windows and doors will now be boarded up and anyone who enters the address during this time is committing a criminal offence and can be arrested.
Sergeant Matt Bassirat said: “This property brought misery to residents and I am grateful that we have now been able to close it down and remove the occupier.
“Over recent weeks we have had a range of closure orders granted through the courts and I hope that residents can see the proactive action we are taking to address concerns raised to us.
“We will not stop in our efforts to make Macclesfield a safer place for all to work and visit.”
Inspector Chris Watkins said: “Closure orders are a fantastic preventative tool for local policing and are really valuable in helping to remove ASB and criminality
“This address has brought misery to residents for far too long and I thank the courts for granting this order to allow the community to return to some normality.
“Without communication with our residents we would not have secured this result that we have today.
“I want to urge anyone with concerns about ASB or other criminality in their community to please contact local officers and we will do everything we can to address issues and achieve justice.”
Anyone with concerns about ASB in their area is asked to report it to Cheshire Police via the Cheshire Police website or call 101.
Macclesfield residents are asked to complete a Residents’ Voice survey about issues in their community, you can do so by visiting the Cheshire Police website.
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