Loud music, all-day parties and speeding cars... the disturbances and drug activity that left Foulsham residents living in fear

Bexfield Close in Foulsham. Picture: Steve Shaw

Bexfield Close in Foulsham. Picture: Steve Shaw - Credit: Archant

Details have emerged of the late night parties and rowdy behaviour that had people living in fear for months before a property in a Norfolk village was shut down.

Bexfield Close in Foulsham. Picture: Steve Shaw

Bexfield Close in Foulsham. Picture: Steve Shaw - Credit: Archant

Details have emerged of the late night parties and rowdy behaviour that had people living in fear for months before a property in a Norfolk village was shut down.

Residents of Foulsham, between Fakenham and Dereham, spoke anonymously about the house on Bexfield Close, which was issued a partial closure order by Norfolk police due to drug activity.

The order, given on August 2, makes it a criminal offence for anybody other than the owners to be in the property for a period of three months.

One resident said the area had endured months of loud music from parties day and night.


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They said: 'I wasn't aware of the drugs but you hear rumours from people and get an idea of the people involved - it's not difficult to work it out.'

Villagers were left intimidated by large groups of party-goers and afraid to ask them to be quiet.

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'I didn't know drugs were involved,' said another resident. 'Just that it was really lairy kids. No one would go round on their own to complain of the disturbance because they were too scared for the safety of their family.

'Girls would be screaming, lads would be running up and down the road, cars were speeding away – it was just madness.

'The police seem to have known about it for some time as there have been problems before but I guess they were building a case and making sure they were doing it the right way.'

However, one resident on Bexfield Close said the parties took place at a different house to the one that was closed and said they feel safe living in the area.

'The parties have not taken place at the house that received the closure order, the person who lives there isn't dangerous,' they said. 'The parties took place at another property and behind the house in a garage. I feel safe living here with my daughter and my family.'

Police worked with a number of partner agencies to obtain the closure order including Broadland Council.

Richard Block from Broadland District Council said: 'We worked in partnership with police through the Operational Partnership Team to ensure issues at the property have been tackled effectively. Our ambition is to keep Broadland safe and secure and we will take tough action to achieve this when necessary.'

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