Closure order granted on Mottingham 'misery house'
PUBLISHED: 09:59 18 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:59 18 November 2014
A closure order has been granted by the Courts on a second house in the area at the centre of extreme anti-social behaviour.
The closure order on 13 King and Queen Close, Mottingham was sought by the Mottingham & Chislehurst North Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Bromley Council and A2Dominion Housing Association after complaints from the local community about on-going anti-social behaviour in and around the property.
The order, the first in MPS granted under Part four, chapter three of the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, which came in to effect on October 20 2014, enable agencies to tackle place-specific anti-social and criminal behaviour in a faster and more effective way.
The residents in King and Queen Close suffered abuse, threats and intimidation, youths attending the address with their mopeds at all times of the day and night, and drug dealing from the address.
The closure order, granted by Bromley Magistrates Court on November 7, means that no person is allowed on the premises for three months.
The house has now been boarded up.
Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford said: “This is another property which has been at the heart of some serious anti-social behaviour over many months.
“The police, council and housing association worked with local residents who were prepared to make statements and stand up to anti-social behaviour on the estate and assist us in obtaining the closure order on the address.
“This sends a clear message that acts of persistent and serious anti-social behaviour that has such a detrimental affect on people’s lives will be dealt with swiftly and very decisively using all legislation available to us.”
Bromley’s Executive Member for Public Protection and Safety, Cllr Tim Stevens said: “The Council’s antisocial behaviour team worked in partnership with police on this ‘closure order’.
We will continue to stamp out serious antisocial behaviour and we want people who commit such acts in Bromley borough to be in no doubt about the action we will take.”