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House closure granted after resident caused misery for neighbours

Posted on 25th May 2018
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Officers from the Derby Proactive Unit have together with Derby City Council successfully issued a closure notice at a property in the city centre.

On Wednesday, May 23, Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court granted a closure notice for a flat at Swinscoe House on Rosengrave Street.

This is as a result of ongoing issues that were first reported to police in October 2017.

The issues reported to us included anti-social behaviour, drugs and prostitution.

PC Tony Maddock from Derby Proactive Unit said: "I am delighted that this closure order has been granted and we have been able, together with Derby Homes, to evict the residents of this property that were causing the local community considerable distress.

"Closing a property is very rare and actions like this are not taken lightly. We had received continued complaints from local residents about issues at the address and as a result we liaised with partners at the council and took action."

A spokesperson from Derby City Council said: ""We're thrilled that Derbyshire Constabulary has had success in this case. It's a positive result for the people whose lives have been directly affected. It also sends a strong message to the wider community to see action being taken against behaviour like this and to demonstrate that it is not tolerated.

"Anti-social behaviour, of any kind, is unacceptable and we will always support the police to combat serious crime and anti-social behaviour on the estates we manage.

"If anyone has any concerns, we would strongly encourage people to report this. As you will see from this case, we take such reports very seriously."

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