A council flat in Goole which had been the scene of persistent anti-social behaviour including alleged drug use has now been made the subject of a closure order.
Officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council's anti-social behaviour team were granted a three month closure order for 98, Eastgate, Goole by Beverley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 26 May, with the order taking immediate effect.
The court heard how the order was necessary as several residents living on Eastgate had made a number of complaints to the council and Humberside Police about serious incidents of anti-social behaviour, disorder and criminal activity in, and linked to, the property and the nuisance it had caused residents.
Over recent months, the seriousness of these incidents had escalated despite the intervention of the council and the police and the tenant, Darren Tyer, showed no interest in listening to the complaints of anti-social behaviour and harassment, alarm and distress his behaviour, and that of his visitors, were having on his neighbours.
The court also heard Tyer was allowing young people under the age of 18 inside the property, some of which were deemed to be at risk of child criminal exploitation.
Nigel Brignall, anti-social behaviour manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: "We take all complaints of anti-social behaviour extremely seriously and will not tolerate this kind of behaviour, regardless of whether they're council tenants or not.
"The tenant of this property had made the lives of those living near him a misery for a prolongedperiod of time but by working in partnership with Humberside Police we were able to get this closure order which will now give them some peace."
Inspector Jon Powell from Humberside Police said: "This closure order obtained by our East Riding of Yorkshire Council partners has come from successful partnership working.
"It is a really positive result which will provide support and a safer community for the Eastgate residents and the communities of Goole overall.
The Goole neighbourhood policing team will continue to work with our partners to reduce anti-social behaviour and offending in the area and make it a safer place to live and reside."
The closure order, which runs until 25 August, 2021, prohibits anyone from remaining on, or entering the premises at any time.
Anyone found to be trying to enter the property or found in the premises will be committing a criminal offence and may be liable to arrest and could potentially face a six month prison sentence.
*Anyone who sees people trying to enter, or is in the property should contact Humberside Police on 101.
Anyone who has any information about anti-social behaviour should go to https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/anti-social-behaviour