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Police respond to residents' ASB complaints on Sunderland street

14 Sep 2018 14:00 PM

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Police have served two Sunderland residents identified as being involved in anti-social behaviour with community protection notices.

Officers attended an address on Sea Road on Thursday morning (September 13) following frequent complaints made to police about the premises and some of its occupants.

The notice served to the residents, which will last for 12 months, requires all concerned not to engage in crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The landlord of the property was also served with a community protection warning letter which orders him to take action to ensure his tenants and any visitors to the property do not behave in an anti-social manner.

Any breach of the conditions would see the individuals face further enforcement action.

Inspector Don Wade, of Northumbria Police, said: “After receiving feedback from the public at a recent community, we attended an address on Sea Road and served community protection notices on two residents and a warning letter to the landlord.

“This will require those identified to adhere to strict conditions and stop the type of behaviour which is causing concern in the local community.

“If anyone does not comply, further enforcement action will be taken and the notice will provide the police and the courts with greater powers to deal with the individuals should they ignore the notices.

“We are committed to listening to our communities and clamping down on the behaviour of a minority which brings misery to many. Anyone with any concerns in the area is asked to contact police or speak to a nearby officer.”

Residents in the area are also invited to attend the latest drop-in session at Fulwell Library today (Friday, September 14).

Police and representatives from Sunderland City Council attended the pop-up meetings on Monday and Wednesday to discuss a range of issues with local residents, and a similar opportunity is on offer this afternoon.

Members of the public are invited to speak to officers and council staff between 3pm and 4.40pm.