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A closure order has been served on a Peterborough house following anti-social behaviour and drug use.

Sergeant Sarah Phillips, from the eastern NPT in Peterborough, said: “This action was taken in recognition of the impact to the community and to protect those who are potentially vulnerable to criminality.

“I know this order will make a really positive difference to the quality of life of residents and should serve as a reminder to those who continue to make life a misery for their neighbours, that we will not tolerate it.”

The order was issued to 10 Whalley Street, Eastfield, by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) on Friday (4 November).

It followed a successful application to Cambridge Magistrates’ Court for the order to be in place until 3 February 2023.

Whalley street closure order

The order states the premises is subject to a closure order as use of the premises has resulted, or is likely to result, in disorderly, offensive, or criminal behaviour.

It prohibits any person from entering the premises other than the legal tenant, emergency service workers and professionals who support the tenant.

The action came as a result of frequent reports of damage to the property and anti-social behaviour, including drug-related activity over the past six months, which has become increasingly worse in the past few months.

Whalley street closure order

Failure to comply with the order is a criminal offence which could result in imprisonment for up to three months, a fine, or both.

Anyone with information about the closure order being breached should report to police online or use the web chat service. Those without internet access should call 101.

To report concerns about anti-social behaviour in your community, visit the force website here.

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