Four properties owned by Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd on the Maesgeirchen estate in Bangor have been closed for three months from today, Thursday 7th February. The Closure Orders for the Flats at Plas Glyndwr on Tan y Bryn Road, were granted at Caernarfon Magistrates Court following an application by North Wales Police.

The closure order was made under Section 2 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 whereby magistrates are empowered to issue the order when they are satisfied that the premises in question is being used in connection with the use of Class A drugs and that the property is associated with serious disorder and nuisance.

Evidence was presented to the court by the Gwynedd North Police Safer Neighbourhood Team that the properties were associated with drug related anti-social behaviour over a prolonged period of time.

Two of the Closure Orders permit only the named occupant to remain; the other two properties have been closed in full allowing only police officers and CCG officials access for the next months

Insp Jon Aspinall said: “We are currently attending Plas Glyndwr on a regular basis, at all times of day and night. This order demonstrates that we have listened to the concerns of those living in neighbouring properties and it sends out a message to those individuals who wish to engage in acts of criminality within the community, that their actions are having a major impact and disrupting the peaceful lives of innocent members of the public.

“We will continue to take action against those who engage in such activity and in doing so, disrupt the lives of others within the community.”

Anyone who has information relating to anti-social behaviour or criminality is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or contact the control room direct via the web-chat

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