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Man arrested for breaching St Albans closure order

13 Feb 2020
  • A man has been arrested for being in a property which is subject to a partial closure order in St Albans.

  • The man has been bailed and is due to appear at St Albans Magistrates Court on March 9.

  • The address will continue to be monitored.

A man has been arrested for being in a property which is subject to a partial closure order in Ellis House, Charrington Place.

There are notices up on both the door and wall outside the flat stating that there is a closure order in place. The partial closure order, which was put in place on Thursday January 30, means that no-one is able to enter the property apart from the occupant, Hightown Housing Association and the emergency services for three months. A breach of the order is a criminal offence under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. 

The 40-year-old man was arrested at 4am on Saturday morning for entering the premises in contravention of a closure order. He has been bailed and is due to appear at St Albans Magistrates Court on March 9.

Sergeant Mike Saunders from the Community Safety Unit, said: “Entering a property which has a partial closure order is a serious offence. For the safety of nearby residents, I’d like to reassure the community that we will continue to monitor this address and take further action if necessary.”

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