Padgate crack house which was 'used as brothel' shut down

Padgate crack house which was 'used as brothel' shut down

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Padgate crackhouse which was claimed to be used as brothel shut down

Padgate crackhouse which was claimed to be used as brothel shut down

Lorraine McTaggert

Padgate crackhouse which was claimed to be used as brothel shut down

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A DRUG den in Padgate described as the ‘archetype crack house’ has been shut down by police amid claims it was also being used as a makeshift brothel.

The property on Unsworth Court is due to be boarded up by officers for three months after a closure order was approved at Chester Magistrates Court on Monday.

Tenant Lorraine McTaggart, aged 28, has been evicted following numerous complaints from neighbours over drug dealing, crack and heroin use, loud noise, and all night parties.

Residents also reported seeing McTaggart having sex with ‘multiple partners’ while children were playing outside.

Her bedroom had no curtains, according to housing company, Affinity Sutton, which owns the house.

The property had also been badly damaged, with carpets and floorboards ripped up, walls smashed, and piles of rubbish dumped in various rooms.

Elizabeth Heavey, prosecuting, said, “There had been a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour that point to the picture of a crack house.

“It appears to be the archetype of that kind of address.”

The court heard a drugs warrant was served at the property on June 26. Christopher Seddon, aged 27, who lived there with McTaggart, was arrested.

Elizabeth Heavey, prosecuting, said he had to be taken to Warrington Hospital as a large facial abscess needed treatment.

He went on the run, and was arrested again on July 11.

The defendant appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, and will next appear in September.

Victoria Stone, housing officer for Affinity Sutton, said there had been 21 official complaints in 15 months.

She said: “Ms McTaggart had caused a serious disruption to the neighbours way of life.”

The whereabouts of McTaggart are not known, as she has not been seen at the house in recent days.

A cat and three kittens had been dumped there, but have since been rescued.

PC Andy Murray, from Warrington East NPU, said: “This order shows the police will deal seriously with any complaints made by residents.”

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9:07am Thu 24 Jul 14

dignified lawman says...

dirty ****
dirty **** dignified lawman
  • Score: 0

9:22am Thu 24 Jul 14

richiepooh says...

We don't tread in their shoes. has society failed them?
We don't tread in their shoes. has society failed them? richiepooh
  • Score: 0

11:19am Thu 24 Jul 14

TheCommentatorWrites says...

"The court heard a drugs warrant was served at the property on June 26. Christopher Seddon, aged 27, who lived their with McTaggart, was arrested. "
".........who lived their.......? "
Who is writing this stuff? If journos aren't getting basic English correct then what hope is there? Or their as the writer would write.
"The court heard a drugs warrant was served at the property on June 26. Christopher Seddon, aged 27, who lived their with McTaggart, was arrested. " ".........who lived their.......? " Who is writing this stuff? If journos aren't getting basic English correct then what hope is there? Or their as the writer would write. TheCommentatorWrites
  • Score: 16

11:23am Thu 24 Jul 14

TheCommentatorWrites says...

Another error-
The defendant appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday when and will next appear in September.
Another error- The defendant appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday when and will next appear in September. TheCommentatorWrites
  • Score: 12

11:25am Thu 24 Jul 14

TheCommentatorWrites says...

So many errors in this article.
So many errors in this article. TheCommentatorWrites
  • Score: 13

11:44am Thu 24 Jul 14

dignified lawman says...

TheCommentatorWrites wrote:
"The court heard a drugs warrant was served at the property on June 26. Christopher Seddon, aged 27, who lived their with McTaggart, was arrested. "
".........who lived their.......? "
Who is writing this stuff? If journos aren't getting basic English correct then what hope is there? Or their as the writer would write.
and this is the paper people now pay 1 POUND for
[quote][p][bold]TheCommentatorWrites[/bold] wrote: "The court heard a drugs warrant was served at the property on June 26. Christopher Seddon, aged 27, who lived their with McTaggart, was arrested. " ".........who lived their.......? " Who is writing this stuff? If journos aren't getting basic English correct then what hope is there? Or their as the writer would write.[/p][/quote]and this is the paper people now pay 1 POUND for dignified lawman
  • Score: 14

12:55pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Skippy321 says...

I have commented a few times on the poor grammar and spelling. Again I ask, does anybody proof read what is written?, obviously not. If WG employs editors they should all be removed, they are being paid under false pretences.
I have commented a few times on the poor grammar and spelling. Again I ask, does anybody proof read what is written?, obviously not. If WG employs editors they should all be removed, they are being paid under false pretences. Skippy321
  • Score: 15

1:22pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Bewseylad says...

Skippy321 wrote:
I have commented a few times on the poor grammar and spelling. Again I ask, does anybody proof read what is written?, obviously not. If WG employs editors they should all be removed, they are being paid under false pretences.
They have a photo of the old Queen's Cinema on Orford Lane as being on Manchester Road. I wondered where it got to! Last week a readers photo of a pair of grebes were described as nesting Herons. Other than being a different colour, being about 3ft taller and nesting in tree tops it is easy to get them confused.
[quote][p][bold]Skippy321[/bold] wrote: I have commented a few times on the poor grammar and spelling. Again I ask, does anybody proof read what is written?, obviously not. If WG employs editors they should all be removed, they are being paid under false pretences.[/p][/quote]They have a photo of the old Queen's Cinema on Orford Lane as being on Manchester Road. I wondered where it got to! Last week a readers photo of a pair of grebes were described as nesting Herons. Other than being a different colour, being about 3ft taller and nesting in tree tops it is easy to get them confused. Bewseylad
  • Score: 14

10:57pm Fri 25 Jul 14

local man says...

the reporting is nearly as bad as the skank.
the reporting is nearly as bad as the skank. local man
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ExRatRacer says...

I'm not surprised at the poor grammar ans spelling. I left the teaching profession in disgust this year as the target driven culture results in the best qualified but least educated generation we have ever had.
I'm not surprised at the poor grammar ans spelling. I left the teaching profession in disgust this year as the target driven culture results in the best qualified but least educated generation we have ever had. ExRatRacer
  • Score: 0

11:17pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ExRatRacer says...

ExRatRacer wrote:
I'm not surprised at the poor grammar ans spelling. I left the teaching profession in disgust this year as the target driven culture results in the best qualified but least educated generation we have ever had.
Ironically I made a typo in my diatribe on poor spelling and grammar. But the sentiment stands.
[quote][p][bold]ExRatRacer[/bold] wrote: I'm not surprised at the poor grammar ans spelling. I left the teaching profession in disgust this year as the target driven culture results in the best qualified but least educated generation we have ever had.[/p][/quote]Ironically I made a typo in my diatribe on poor spelling and grammar. But the sentiment stands. ExRatRacer
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Sat 26 Jul 14

local man says...

dares nuffink rong wiff the spelin grammor in the wazza gaurdian innit.
dares nuffink rong wiff the spelin grammor in the wazza gaurdian innit. local man
  • Score: 2

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