Closure orders in Wigan prompt fresh arrests

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

Saturday, 16th June 2018, 11:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 3:33 pm
Arrests have been made after alleged breaches 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.

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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.