Police take action to address continued anti-social behaviour at Worthing property
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Police in Worthing have secured a partial closure order at an address in the town following reports of anti-social behaviour and drug-related activity.
Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team submitted an application for the partial closure of a property in Orchard Avenue, Tarring, following concerns from the community about ongoing anti-social and disruptive behaviour.
The address was also associated with county lines drug dealing and cuckooing, and securing the closure would help safeguard those concerned from harm.
The order was granted at Worthing Magistrates' Court on Friday (December 10) as it was felt necessary to prevent future nuisance and disorder. It will be in place for three months and means only pre-selected named people may enter the address. If anyone not named is found at the address, they commit an offence and can be arrested.
PC Isobel Wimbleton of the Worthing Neighbourhood Policing Team said: ''The impact this address has had on local residents should not be underestimated. We will always look to use the anti-social behaviour powers available to us, and we hope this highlights that problem addresses will be dealt with robustly.
"The closure order will give the occupants the opportunity to get the help they may need and importantly, protect the wider community."
Members of the public are urged to report anti-social behaviour to police, so officers can respond effectively. Information can be reported to police online or by calling 101 – always dial 999 in an emergency.