A house in Terminus Road, Brighton, became the first in Brighton and Hove to be issued with a closure order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 today (Friday 8 May).
The order was served on a 36-year-old man from Terminus Road.
Sussex Police said the house is well-known for drugs, anti-social behaviour and causing a nuisance to local residents.
The closure order makes it a criminal offence for anyone other than the person who lives there to enter the house.
Closure orders can be issued where particular buildings are being used for criminal behaviour, disorder or public nuisance.
PC Jimmy Conway said: “Numerous reports to Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council have raised issues with this address, which has caused increasing misery for those living locally.
“We have taken a joint-agency problem-solving approach and responded effectively to the local community.
“We hope this action shows that we will listen and respond to complaints from the public and urge residents to speak out and report problem neighbours, drug misuse and anti-social behaviour in the city.”
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