Repeated incidents of anti-social behaviour have led to a closure order being secured for a Margate flat.
Since mid-August 2021, Kent Police has received numerous complaints of excess noise, drug misuse and disturbances taking place at the Dane Road address.
The persistent nature of the nuisance behaviour led to officers in the Thanet Community Safety Unit successfully applying for the order at Margate Magistrates’ Court on Friday 10 December.
The order makes it an offence for anyone other than the landlord, or an approved contractor, to enter the address between now and Thursday 10 March 2022.
Failure to comply with the order is an arrestable offence which risks an unlimited fine and/or a prison sentence of up to 51 weeks.
Inspector Ian Swallow, from the Thanet Community Safety Unit, said: ‘We fully understand the impact that anti-social behaviour has on people living near properties like this one and will always use the full remit of our powers to take robust and proportionate action.