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Council’s Anti-social Behaviour team reclaims flat from squatters

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2023

Secured property
Secured property (credit: Nuneaton and Bedworth Police)

A group of squatters were evicted from a property in Nuneaton following a joint operation by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s Anti-social Behaviour team and Warwickshire Police.

An Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) Officer attended the flat at Coronation Court with two officers from Warwickshire Police Safer Neighbourhood Team after complaints that squatters were staying in the property.

On attending the property, they discovered the door had been broken, was unsecure, and a bathroom window had also been smashed.

The police officers and ASB Officer found find five people and one dog living in the property and squatting illegally.

The people were moved out and the property was secured.

The squatters were provided with homelessness advice and details of how to contact P3, the Homeless Charity in Nuneaton.

Cllr Clare Golby, Deputy Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, said:

“This is another successful operation that underscores this Council’s commitment to maintaining the safety and security of our communities.

“We will not tolerate illegal activities that compromise the well-being of our residents.

“Our Anti-social Behaviour team, in collaboration with Warwickshire Police, has acted decisively to reclaim this property and ensure we bring it back to its proper use.

“We also remain dedicated to addressing homelessness compassionately and providing support to those in need.

“While we enforce the law, it is equally important that people in need are helped where we have a duty to.

“My focus remains on making our communities better, helping those who need help but holding people accountable for their actions if their behaviour falls short of what we should expect in our neighbourhoods.”