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Breaking News ! Police have issued a three-month closure order on a house in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The house in Paston has been closed to all occupants following persistent offensive and anti-social behaviour (ASB) causing neighbours to 'live in fear.' The order was issued to 18 Holmes Way by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team yesterday afternoon (Wednesday September 16). Neighbourhood policing officer, PC Jessica Farchica, said: “The residents of Holmes Way have been dealing with ASB at this address for more than two years. There has been constant loud, offensive and intimidating language being used, misuse of drugs and alcohol and lots of damage caused. “This has been made worse over the past five months during lockdown where residents lives have been made unbearable. Read More Related Articles Two charged after dad-of-five found dead in Cambs property near Ramsey Read More Related Articles Spring Common Academy Huntingdon: Cambs school sends 41 pupils home after child tests positive for Covid-19 "A joint approach was taken by ourselves and Cross Keys Homes to try to get some reprieve for the residents who have been dealing with this behaviour and have described ‘living in fear’ at their own homes.” An initial notice was served on the house on Monday September 14, lasting 48 hours until police could apply to magistrates for a full closure order to be made. The successful application was made to Peterborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday on September 16 for the order to be in place for the next three months.
. Until December 15, the order prohibits any person from entering the premises other than Cross Keys Homes and the emergency services. The tenant will be allowed to attend to attend with police to collect their belongings.
The order was issued to 18 Holmes Way by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team on Wednesday September 16
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Failure to comply with the order is a criminal offence which could result in imprisonment for up to three months, a fine, or both. Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes, said: “Gaining this closure order is a great example of the close working relationship we have with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and other agencies to address anti-social behaviour in our communities. "Our priority is all our tenants’ welfare so we take measures like this extremely seriously. They are a last resort, but when all other avenues to support tenants to change their behaviour have been exhausted, they are a powerful tool. “We hope that the neighbours of this property will now be able to enjoy a more peaceful life. We thank all of those who worked with us to secure this positive result.”