03.02.23 – Problem Property Closed in NUL, 3rd Arrest for car theft
Written by Hitmix Local News on 2 February 2023
Officers from Staffordshire Police have successfully closed a problem property in Newcastle-under-Lyme which had been linked to anti-social behaviour. North Staffordshire Justice Centre ordered that the address on St Patricks Drive close from 1 February for three months. It has since been securely boarded-up.
The closure order was granted as a result of evidence submitted by officers, from the Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Policing Team (LPT), which showed the property was being used by those conducting anti-social behaviour and associated criminality.
Chief Inspector John Owen, of Newcastle-under-Lyme local policing team, said: “A property closure order is one of the many tools used by local officers to deal with problem addresses and tenants, who are having a detrimental impact on the community. I hope that this successful application gives confidence to local residents, and businesses in the area, that we will listen and act upon their concerns to deal with those that cause us the most issues.”
If you have been affected by anti-social behaviour in your area, contact Staffordshire Police by calling 101.
A third arrest has been made after more than £30,000-worth of cars were stolen from a business in Newcastle-under-Lyme. At around 11.15am on Monday morning, a group of men forced their way into a car garage in Ashley after ramming the front gates. After using a police dog to search the area, two men were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft. They have since been released under investigation while inquiries continue. On Wednesday evening, one of the stolen cars was spotted in the Telford area. The driver didn’t stop and abandoned the car but was shortly found on foot by officers. A 52-year-old man, from Telford, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, dangerous driving and failing to stop. He remains in custody while inquiries continue.