A CLOSURE order has been issued on a property in Oakridge following reports of anti-social behaviour.

Magistrates at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court approved the order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 for a house in Oakridge Road, Oakridge today (December 21).

This means that that it is a criminal offence for anyone to enter the property, unless authorised by the police for a three month period. Hampshire Constabulary applied for the order to address concerns around criminal and anti-social behaviour.

Sergeant Trevor Taylor, from the Basingstoke Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’ve taken this step having received a number of reports in recent months from neighbours who were concerned about anti-social behaviour and disorder at this address.

“The activities of the occupants at this address has had a negative effect on quality of life on those living nearby.

“This order would not have been possible without the help and co-operation of the local community, so I would like to thank them for their support.

“I hope this order sends out the message that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour, and we will use every available power to stop it.

“If you are concerned about anti-social behaviour where you live, then please call your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.”