Closure order extended at problem flat

A police car outside 58 Wainwright
A further closure order has been granted on 58 Wainwright until 22 July [Cambridgeshire Police]

A court has granted a three-month extension on a closure order in place on a flat following continued anti-social behaviour.

An initial closure order granted on the flat in Wainwright, Werrington, Peterborough, on 24 January should have expired last month.

But the North Peterborough neighbourhood policing team successfully applied for an extension.

Over many years, police have received reports of anti-social behaviour, including intimidation, excessive noise, violence, abuse and malicious reports to police, relating to the property.

A police officer posting an extension to the Closure Order on 58 Wainwright
The initial closure order was granted on 24 January [Cambridgeshire Police]

The order, now in place until 22 July, states the property is closed to anyone, including the legal tenant, other than the emergency services, the landlord and contractors with permission from the landlord.

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

PC Antonio Monteiro, from Cambridgeshire Police, said: "The persistent complaints we’ve received about the tenant and other individuals who frequented the address demonstrates why we needed to take this action.

"I would like to thank those who have provided emotional and powerful evidence to support this action.

"We understand the impact this behaviour is having on your lives and we are working hard to resolve the issues."

Anyone with information about the order being breached should contact police via the online reporting form, web chat service or by calling 101.

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