Hove meditation centre shut down as homeless occupants arrested for harassment

Posted On 19 Oct 2015 at 10:49 am

A meditation centre in Hove has been shut down after repeated reports into anti-social behaviour and causing a nuisance to local residents.

 The order, under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Brighton magistrates and served on September 25. It prevents any person other than the flat owner from entering the premises.

The Boundary Road premises, which is formally a meditation centre, had been allowed to be used by a number of homeless people. However the noise and anti-social bahaviour coming from the premises escalated causing problems for the family in the flat above.

Two people have been arrested. A 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man of no fixed address have been arrested on suspicion of racially or religioulsy aggravated harassment.

They have been bailed until November 4 while investigations continue.

Sergeant Alex Theodoridou said: “The occupants of this premises have clearly caused both nuisance and distress towards the neighbours of this premises.

“Brighton’s neighbourhood policing team will continue to use the powers under the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act to ensure that communities are kept safe from such problem premises should they emerge anyway in our city.”

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    This end of Boundary/Station Road, at the junction with the coast road, is not receiving the boost that one senses further north. Meanwhile, but some way off, the City Plan envisages mixed employment/housing to the area west of Station Road along with plans for the Harbour. The smart money could be on Portslade.

  2. Cllr Robert Nemeth Reply

    This is in Hove, not Portslade!

  3. Jo Wadsworth Reply

    Apologies Robert – this was hastily put up from the police pressline while in a council meeting! I’ll amend now 🙂

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