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Police 'ban' noisy neighbours from property in Godsey Lane, Market Deeping

Police have cracked down on a noisy council tenant who has caused "distress to the community".

Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, March 31), officers went to the address in Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, with a closure order granted by magistrates.

Designed to tackle anti-social behaviour, the order prohibits anyone from entering the property - except emergency services and the landlord, which is South Kesteven District Council.

Police issues a closure order after occupants of a property made life difficult for their neighbours
Police issues a closure order after occupants of a property made life difficult for their neighbours

A female occupant left the property peacefully when police officers arrived.

The tenant had caused a great deal of distress to the community by playing loud music, shouting, swearing, fighting, holding noisy parties throughout lockdown, and accumulating excessive rubbish in the garden causing a health hazard.

Residents reported having to have their windows and doors closed last summer, being woken in the night which affected their ability to work the next day and feeling intimidated during incidents that spilled onto the street.

Police said members of the community expressed to them their relief that their troublesome neighbours have now left, with many saying they feel they will be able to enjoy the summer season at last.

Under with The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act, 2014, closure orders allow the police and council to close premises quickly which are being used, or are likely to be used, to commit nuisance or disorder.

The order says that a person who enters the premises is committing an offence and is liable to a fine, imprisonment or both. It is valid for three months, until the night of June 30.

For help and advice on anti-social behaviour, visit the Lincolnshire Police website, the South Kesteven District Council website or the anti-social behaviour advice website.

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