Troublespot Wigan home is made the subject of a court closure order

A man's Wigan home has been made the subject of a three-month closure order after it became a magnet for anti-social behaviour.
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Borough justices imposed the order on 81 Scholes, an address whose resident was named as Darren Kay.

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It means no-one other than residents and visitors authorised by the courts can enter the home. Anyone breaching the terms will themselves be prosecuted and a number of Wigan people have appeared in court facing such charges in recent years, their usual punishment being a fine.

Closure orders were introduced under the 2014 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act and aim to tackle homes that were the focus of persistent crime and nuisance activities.