Police have ordered a house in Harrogate to close following concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour at the property.

Officers and council officials successfully applied for a court order, which was delivered to the multi-occupancy address on Mayfield Grove yesterday.

It’s in force for an initial period of three months, and means it’s a criminal offence to enter the property.

This gives the police, council and other organisations an opportunity to work with the landlord and residents to address the issues.

Inspector Nicola Colbourne of North Yorkshire Police said:

“It’s really important that we support our communities who expect to be able to live in a safe environment.

“This approach demonstrates one way we can do that in a proportionate and effective manner.

“We’ve worked closely with Harrogate Borough Council, and this work continues to ensure we strengthen our communities for everyone and help the most vulnerable people.”

Dean Richardson, head of safer communities at Harrogate Borough Council, said:

“It is imperative that residents across the Harrogate district feel safe in their homes and their community.

“Anyone who doesn’t feel safe should report their concerns to us or North Yorkshire Police, giving as much detail as possible.

“Where there is sufficient evidence to support any reports, we will work with the police and partner agencies, to act accordingly.”

You can share concerns or reports of crime and anti-social behaviour with North Yorkshire Police by calling 101.

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