Beeston’s drug problem property linked to bullying of local residents is shut down by court

Officers from the Leeds Southside Police Team worked with the Leeds Anti-Social Behavior Housing and Team to provide a catalog of evidence highlighting the issues at 29 Malvern Rise in Beeston.

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It showed that the address had been linked to the supply of drugs, with associated antisocial behavior including high attendance by drug users, discarded drug paraphernalia, noise and nuisance, and bullying of local residents.

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A court has received a catalog of evidence highlighting the issues around a property in Malvern Rise, Beeston. Image: Google

An order to close premises under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was granted at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday following an application by Leeds City Council.

The court was satisfied that there had been disorderly, offensive or criminal behavior on the premises and that a serious nuisance had been caused to members of the public.

Inspector Tom Perry, who heads the Leeds South NPT, said: ‘The criminal and anti-social behavior linked to this property has seriously affected the lives of nearby residents, and we were determined to work with our partner agencies to find a solution. long duration. – term solution.

“We are confident that obtaining this closure order and closing the address will end the problem and bring welcome relief to people in the area.”

The closure order lasts three months and the address has been sealed. Anyone who violates the order by entering the premises is committing an offense and may be arrested.

Inspector Tom Perry said: “We will continue to monitor the situation and encourage residents to let us know of any other incidents or issues in the area so we can take appropriate action.”

Councilor Debra Coupar, executive council member responsible for Safer Leeds, said: ‘The Leeds Anti-Social Behavior Team and their West Yorkshire Police partners appeared at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on February 8, 2022 to obtain a closure order on a property in the Beeston area. after a number of significant incidents at the property.

“Council officers and West Yorkshire Police have visited this property on a number of occasions following reports of anti-social behavior in and around the premises and when visiting the property illegal controlled substances were found. A three month closure order has been granted and as part of the closure order no one will be allowed access to the property.

“We want to make it very clear that we will not tolerate any form of anti-social behavior that has a serious and negative impact on the lives of local residents, and we will seek to use all the power at our disposal to put an end to this.

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