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Christchurch man Bonner Hampton (36) evicted from home after Dorset Police, BCP Council and Sovereign Housing Association act on anti-social behaviour reports

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REPORTS of anti-social behaviour and disorder at a Christchurch home led to the occupant being evicted.

The Edward Road property in which Bonner Hampton (36) had been living has been closed for at least three months by Poole magistrates following a multi-agency investigation by Dorset Police, Sovereign Housing Association and BCP Council.

Dorset Police confirmed to the A&T the closure order had been sought "following reports of anti-social behaviour and disorder" at the dwelling, which is a Sovereign Housing Association home.

The property on Edward Road has been closed (picture: Google)
The property on Edward Road has been closed (picture: Google)

A spokesperson for the force added: "Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team have been working with the local authority and housing association to compile evidence to put before the court following concerns raised by residents in relation to anti-social behaviour at the property.

"Dorset Police remains committed to taking action in response to concerns of this nature that are raised by residents.

"We would encourage anyone who has concerns about anti-social behaviour in their community to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call us on 101."

Sovereign’s operational head of tenancy, Dave Bull, said: "We worked closely with Dorset Police and BCP Council to support a closure order to try and resolve anti-social behaviour at this property, and provide the local community with some much-needed respite.

"We hope that this closure order and partnership working sends a clear message that we'll do everything we can to help people retain tenancies, but persistent, impactful and ongoing nuisance in our communities won't be ignored."

A BCP Council spokesperson said its anti-social behaviour team assisted, adding: "In situations where there is evidence of serious ASB and disorder agencies work in partnership to determine the most appropriate ways to deal with the situation.

"Agencies follow an escalation process to ensure all possible interventions are considered and appropriate action is taken to protect victims and communities from harm."

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