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Magistrates grant Closure Order for Chelmsley Wood property

Ross Crawford 16th Nov, 2020

A CLOSURE Order has been served on a property in Chelmsley Wood by Solihull Community Housing (SCH).

The Order was granted by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on November 4, against the tenant for causing persistent nuisance through drugs, noise and criminal activity.

Over a two-year period, neighbours complained about anti social behaviour from the property which included the smell of cannabis and drug dealing.

There have also been instances of stolen goods being handled in the property at Piccadilly Close and the exploitation of vulnerable people for money.

The order prohibits anyone other than the tenant, Erica Miles (aged 44), and her partner from being at the property apart from emergency services, health care and support agencies.

If the order is breached the defendant can be arrested and will be liable to imprisonment, for a maximum of three months, in addition to a fine.

Should the behaviour reoccur, SCH will make an application to the Court for a full order and the property will be closed down completely.

SCH chief executive, Fiona Hughes, said: “We will not tolerate any form of drug or criminal activity in our properties.

“When we are informed of crimes such as these taking place, we will work closely with Solihull Council and the Police to investigate the reports and take the appropriate action.”

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