A flat in Brighton has been closed by order of the court after reports of drug taking and rowdy behaviour, Sussex Police said today (Monday 29 May).
The force said: “A flat in Ashton Rise, Brighton, associated with incidents of anti-social behaviour, disorder and reports of drug taking has been shut down under a closure order.
“The closure order (application), under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Brighton magistrates.
“It prevents any person from entering the premises at Flat 1, Nelson Place, Ashton Rise, Brighton, for three months until (Wednesday) 19 July.
“Police became aware of anti-social behaviour and criminal activities being conducted at the flat, including drug taking and dealing.”
PC Andy Chapman, from the Brighton Prevention Team, said: “The occupier and those visiting the flat were making the neighbours’ lives a misery causing anti-social behaviour and drug misuse at the address.
“We worked with the local authority to gain a closure order on the flat which will help prevent this behaviour from continuing.”
Joseph Cullip, 39, formerly of Nelson Place, Ashton Rise, Brighton, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with the closure order by entering the premises shortly after it has been served.
He appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 20 April, pleaded guilty and was fined £100.