Two Properties Shut Down After Reports Of Antisocial Behaviour.

Two Properties Shut Down After Reports Of Antisocial Behaviour.

Friday 18th Sep 2020

A property in Pillgwenlly and a property in Lliswerry have both been boarded up following complaints from neighbours about misuse of the properties.

Gwent Police teamed up with Newport City Council’s Environmental Health team, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the properties’ owners to secure the addresses on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

Members of the public had reported that the buildings – located in Ifton Place, Lliswerry and Pottery Terrace, Pillgwenlly – had been a focal point of anti-social behaviour.

PC Leanne Pole the Crime and Disruption Reduction Officer for Newport West, said "These orders mean that the premises are to be closed immediately to all people and  remain closed for a period of three months.

"These orders was only made possible because residents speak up about crime in their area; we wouldn’t be able to get these through the court without their help."

PC Claire Drayton, of Gwent Police's Newport West Neighbourhood Policing team, said; “I hope that this action reassures residents that if they have concerns about problem premises which are causing harm to the community, they can report it and we will work hard with our partners to end the misery that has been caused.”

The property on Ifton Place was a housing association property, with staff from Charter Housing in attendance when the order was enforced. A spokesperson for Charter Housing said; “As a responsible landlord we work closely with partner agencies and the community to tackle any anti-social behaviour, ensuring a safe and friendly environment for all our customers.”

Anyone with concerns about antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhood can contact Gwent Police on 101, or contact the Force via direct message on Facebook or Twitter.