Flat 2, Lincoln Road in Peterborough has been closed by Cambridgeshire Police officers for three months.

The closure comes following reports of persistent anti-social behaviour coming from the flat.

Police officers carried out compliance checks at the flat on March 11 to ensure that there was nobody in the property (other than those allowed), and arrested a woman in the flat during the checks.

Cassie Harvey, 31, has since been charged with breaching the closure order and is due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 13.

The Lincoln Road flat was previously made subject to a partial closure order in October 2023 following persistent anti-social behaviour concerns around cuckooing.

It states the premises is subject to a partial closure order as a person has engaged in anti-social behaviour on the premises and the use of the premises is associated with significant and persistent disorder or persistent serious nuisance to members of the public.

The property is now closed to anyone other than the legal tenants, specific named individuals, members of the emergency services, health support services, and any employee of the landlord – Accent Nene Housing Association - until June 7, 2024.

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

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The order was issued to Flat 2 of 57 Lincoln Road, Peterborough City Centre, following a successful application at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 8, by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

PC Tom Cates, from Peterborough’s City Centre NPT, said: “Since the previous closure order was lifted at the beginning of this year, issues around drug dealing and the associated anti-social behaviour has increased again.

“With support from partner agencies, we have been able to secure another partial closure which we hope will reduce the impact on other residents and the tenants as it prevents the individuals causing the issues from visiting the address.”