15 Nov 2018

Closure orders granted for two flats plagued by anti-social behaviour in Harehills

Two properties in Harehills linked to drugs-related anti-social behaviour have been ‘closed’ by Leeds City Council.

This follows two hearings at Leeds Magistrates Court this month, which saw three-month closure orders secured by the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team and West Yorkshire Police for 198 & 196 St Wilfrids Avenue.

The move follows an operation to target the organised supply of drugs which saw police execute warrants at both addresses on September 13 resulting in the arrest of two men arrested on suspicion of drugs offences. One man was charged with weapons offences and remains under investigation in relation to potential drugs offences, as does the other man arrested.

During the closure order period, no one other than agreed individuals will be allowed to access the property.

Any residents suffering from anti-social behaviour can get in touch with LASBT in the following ways: To report in the daytime call 0113 222 4402 or out of hours on 0113 3950143 (between 6pm and 3.30am).

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member with responsibility for Safer Leeds, said:

Nobody living in our city should have to put up with anti-social behaviour, and those responsible for making the lives of other residents a misery, can be assured we will take and use every power at our disposal to put a stop to it.

“Both of these two council properties in Harehills have been linked to drugs-related anti-social behaviour, and I am pleased that through a co-ordinated programme of work with the police we have now secured through the courts two closure orders, which follow raids at both addresses earlier in the year.

“I would urge anyone who is experiencing any form of anti-social behaviour to not suffer in silence, but to please contact our dedicated LASBT team as soon as possible.”

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk

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