Joy for street as family are told to leave

The house on Golbourne Close in Fleetwood where the Scott family lived.

The house on Golbourne Close in Fleetwood where the Scott family lived.

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A family responsible for making the lives of their neighbours a nightmare during three years of disruption have been kicked out of their home.

The Scott family, of Golbourne Close, Fleetwood, were handed a Police Closure Order for three months at Fleetwood Magistrates Court and moved elsewhere.

This comes after three years of anti-social behaviour, domestic disputes in the street and groups congregating outside the property.

Sgt Daniel Whittaker, from Fleetwood’s neighbourhood policing team, said: “This house had become a nightmare for local residents, making their lives a misery.

“The closure order should now bring the local people some much needed respite.

“We are committed to making sure Fleetwood is not blighted by this type of behaviour and will continue to use tactics such as closure orders to rid local communities of such nuisance.”

The house must be closed for three months and anyone entering the property can be arrested.

The complaints of neighbours have also been dealt with as part of the order.

Coun Bob Winston, Fleetwood Town Councillor for Rossall, added: “It will help the people of Rossall and the neighbours of the home to get some peace.

“This may just move the problem around but what can the police do?

“They can’t leave things like they were because if they are taking no notice of warnings they have to act and this has to be done.”

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‘We will not tolerate this anti-social behaviour’

Sgt Daniel Whittaker, from Fleetwood’s neighbourhood policing team, was a key officer in tackling the anti social behaviour.

He said: “This action should send a clear message that the police, council and local residents will not tolerate this level of anti social behaviour.”

Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour in their area can report it by contacting police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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