Vulnerable woman 'given her life back' after being exploited at Sheffield home

A vulnerable woman who was being exploited at her home in Sheffield has been ‘given her life back’ thanks to new protection from unwanted visitors.

By Robert Cumber
Saturday, 15th August 2020, 9:42 pm

Police worked with partners to secure a closure order on the property in Southey Green to protect the woman and prevent the wider community being plagued by more anti-social behaviour.

Sergeant Scott Sarson, of Sheffield North East neighbourhood policing team, said: “Closure orders give victims their lives back and mean we are able to be on the front foot to stop repeated and unwanted behaviour.

Police secured a closure order on a property in Southey Green, Sheffield, to protect a vulnerable woman living there from being exploited by unwanted visitors

"We believe this female was unfortunately being targeted and now thanks to this order we can arrest anyone who attends the address with ill intentions."

The order, which was secured at court, will remain in place for three months, until November 13.

Sergeant Sarson said police would continue to work with their partners to ensure the woman is protected in the long term.