A Peterborough city centre flat has been partially closed by police following complaints about drug use and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The partial closure order was served on 25B Lincoln Road on December 20 following a successful application at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT).

Complaints from the local community had been made to police and partner agencies about drug supply, use and related anti-social behaviour surrounding use of the flat.

The order, which is in place until March 19, 2024, states the property is closed to anyone other than the legal tenant, emergency services, support services including Peterborough City Council employees, Cozy Homes staff and contractors for Cozy Homes.

It states the flat has been closed to visitors as its use had resulted in, or is likely to result in, serious nuisance to members of the public and/or there has been, or if the order is not made likely to be, disorder near the premises associated with its use.

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

PC Tom Maltby, from Peterborough’s City Centre NPT, said: “Concerns have been brought to our attention about open drug use around the flat and its neighbouring property – flat 25A which also has a partial closure order in place – as well as intimidating and anti-social behaviour.

“By taking this action we hope to provide some reassurance to the community that we have listened to their concerns and are taking action to resolve the issues.”

Anyone with information about the order being breached should contact police via the web chat service or online forms at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Those without internet access should call 101.