Police extend Heads of Donny closure notice

Heads of Donny, in East Laith Gate, has been served with a closure notice by police.
Heads of Donny, in East Laith Gate, has been served with a closure notice by police.

A Doncaster town-centre shop will remain closed for the next week at least, while Police wait to apply for a closure order.

Heads of Donny in East Laithgate was served with a closure notice last week (Tuesday, December 9), as part of new legislation designed to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Heads of Donny, in East Laith Gate, has been served with a closure notice by police.

Heads of Donny, in East Laith Gate, has been served with a closure notice by police.

The premises was initially supposed to be closed for 48 hours as a result of the notice.

A police spokesman has now confirmed it will remain closed until December 23 at least, when a closure order will be applied for at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court which could result in the premises being closed for up to three months.

Superintendent Peter Norman said: “South Yorkshire Police have been extremely concerned by the behaviour of some young people in the immediate area surrounding this shop.

“A number of businesses and members of the public have complained to us that the shop has been the catalyst of antisocial behaviour and disorder.

“Working with our colleagues at Doncaster Council, we have been able to collate evidence to assist in the closure of these premises using the new legislation.

“Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated and we will do all we can to ensure our town remains a safe place for people to live, work and visit.”

Police or a local authority can issue a closure notice to a premise if it’s believed that the use of the premise has resulted, or is likely to result, in a nuisance to members of the public, or there has been, or is likely to be, disorder near the premise associated with the use of it.

The notice is deemed necessary to prevent the nuisance or disorder from occurring, continuing or recurring.

The action comes as South Yorkshire Police’s festive alcohol campaign focusses on the impact that antisocial behaviour can have in local communities.

A series of posters and radio adverts are being used across the county urging would-be offenders to have #noregrets this festive season.