A CLOSURE order has been placed on a Southampton property after concerns about anti-social behaviour.

The order which has been placed on the address at Wimpson Lane now means that only the landlord or anyone accompanying them can enter the property.

If anyone else enters the property, they will now be committing a criminal offence and could be arrested.

This comes after concerns were expressed to police about anti-social behaviour.

Lasting for three months, the closure oder comes into effect at 8pm this evening.

Daily Echo: Closure order issued for address in Wimpson Lane, Southampton. Photo from: Hampshire Constabulary. Closure order issued for address in Wimpson Lane, Southampton. Photo from: Hampshire Constabulary.

Once in effect, police say they will attend with the landlord to allow them to secure the premises.

PC Lynette Chant from Southampton West’s Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "We’ve received a number of reports in recent months about anti-social behaviour at the address, which has caused misery for neighbours.

“We took action to improve the lives of local residents and would like to thank the community for their support and patience while we worked with partners to get the evidence to secure this order.

“These types of closures are not straightforward, as it ultimately means someone is moved out of their home.

“However, in instances like these we will do all we can to stop anti-social behaviour and the enormous impact it creates.”

Secured under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, the order was secured in partnership with the city council.

Cllr Spiros Vassiliou, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Heritage at the council said: “Together with our partners, we want to reduce crime and disorder, anti-social behaviour and high harm behaviour that adversely affects communities, the environment and businesses in the city.

"We know that anti-social behaviour can cause distress for those who experience it and we will continue to work with Hampshire Constabulary to address these issues.”

Anyone concerned about anti-social behaviour where they live should contact their neighbourhood policing team on 101 or via: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/

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