Closure orders in Wigan prompt fresh arrests

Arrests have been made after alleged breaches of closure orders in Wigan
Arrests have been made after alleged breaches of closure orders in Wigan

Suspected troublemakers are still continuing to defy a series of closure orders in Wigan.


Council anti-social behaviour officers conducted an exercise late last month which saw three-month closure orders enforced on seven locations.

Flats and homes in Scholes, Warrington Lane and Douglas House were targeted after ongoing complaints about rowdy neighbours.

A spokesman for GMP Wigan West has confirmed that four people were detained yesterday as a result of allegedly breaching the closure order notices for the Scholes addresses.

Two people were prosecuted this week for defying a closure order at Douglas House. One man was fined and a woman, who had breached a suspended sentence for earlier shoplifting offences, was given a drugs rehabilitation order.

Under the orders, only the named tenant and designated council officers are allowed to enter the premises until the middle of August.