Closure order issued at King’s Lynn address

The flat on Hillington Square in King's Lynn, which has been sealed off, and its tenants removed. Pi

The flat on Hillington Square in King's Lynn, which has been sealed off, and its tenants removed. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The property in Hillington Square has been closed for two months following reports to police of drug use, violence and anti-social behaviour.

The flat on Hillington Square in King's Lynn, which has been sealed off, and its tenants removed. Pi

The flat on Hillington Square in King's Lynn, which has been sealed off, and its tenants removed. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Police had received 23 calls reporting the incidents between October 2015 and May 2016.

Sergeant Donna Wiseman, King's Lynn Operational Partnership Team, said: 'Norfolk Constabulary and partners are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour that has a debilitating effect on neighbours and the local neighbourhood.

'Residents should be reassured that police will continue to work with partner agencies to ensure people enjoy a good quality of life and not have to suffer the problems associated with drug usage.'

The closure order made under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 was granted at King's Lynn Magistrates Court on May 26 at the request police officers, West Norfolk Council and other partner agencies.


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Robert Clarke, director of housing at Freebridge Community Housing, explained it works with partners to tackle anti-social behaviour.

'We fully support the action being taken on this case,' he said.

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Brian Long, West Norfolk Council Leader and Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: 'The Operational Partnership Team reviewed all the complaints and evidence and looked at all the available options before concluding that the most effective and robust approach was to secure a Closure Order on the property so that further issues related to drug use at the property could be prevented.'

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