A CLOSURE order has been imposed on a property linked with anti-social behaviour problems in a bid to give residents "the quality of life they are entitled to".

Police have been granted a closure order for an address on Marshalls Cross Road, Sutton by Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday which will run for a three-month period, until May 6, 2018.

The order means that from now, only the occupants of the address can attend the property during the three-month period

Local Policing Inspector for St. Helens, Matt Drennan said: "We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in St Helens and my team have worked hard to ensure this Closure Order was granted to improve the lives of residents nearby and bring any problematic behaviour at the property to an end."

“The order was applied for in response to intelligence from the community. This type of information from the public is vital in policing St Helens and we would encourage anyone with similar information to contact us, and be assured that you can remain anonymous if you choose to."

Inspector Drennan added: "Closure Orders are put in place to allow our community to enjoy the quality of life that they are entitled to, and we will continue to target offenders and any associated properties who continue to cause problems for the community.

"We can only achieve this with the community's support so I would urge local people to keep telling us what they know and we will work with them and our partners to take action and make St. Helens a safer and more peaceful place to live.”

Any members of the community who have any information can speak to local officers, call our 101 number or through Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.