Police close two Rochdale homes citing rampant criminal activity

Date published: 08 July 2024

Two homes which police describe as epicentres of "criminal activity" and "antisocial behaviour," have been shut down with a secure closure order.

The properties, in Freehold, were closed following ongoing disturbances which have resulted in the neighbours unable to sleep at night.

The order will last for three months.


Police close two Rochdale homes citing rampant criminal activity


Inspector Meena Yasin from GMP Rochdale said: “We have spoken to residents who have been unable to sleep at night, who are scared to carry out everyday activities within their own homes as a result of anti-social behaviour and the criminal activity of a small number of individuals exploiting the neighbourhood. 

"Securing these closure orders is a really important step in creating positive change in the area, and we have been working closely with local residents and RBH to proactively tackle issues linked to these properties.  

“We will always take action and work with our partner agencies to ensure those who engage in anti-social or nuisance behaviour are dealt with robustly.

"I would like to thank everyone who has opened their door and welcomed us into their houses, taken the time to speak to us, and contributed to our intelligence picture which has led to these results.

“There is palpable community spirit in this area, created by residents who have lived here for decades. We are working with them to rid the area of criminality.”

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