'Blight on the community' Sheffield flat shut down by police

A Longley flat has been closed for three months in response to persistent anti-social behaviour that has caused distress to neighbours for months.
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The behaviour that caused concern has been taking place inside and outside the premises and included loud-music, drug-taking, foul and abusive language and violent incidents.

Groups of people have also been coming and going at all hours, even when the country has been in lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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PC Alicia Marshall said: “The unacceptable behaviour of people inside and outside the flat in Longley has blighted the community for a sustained period of time.

Police have closed the flat.Police have closed the flat.
Police have closed the flat.

"It has caused significant alarm, harassment and distress to those who live in the area and has showed no sign of abating, despite the lock-down restrictions.

“No-one should have to put up with persistent anti-social behaviour in their street.

"We will use the full remit of the law to tackle such behaviour, as this case shows and we hope that it provides reassurance to our residents and serves as a warning to others who incorrectly think that they can persistently make their neighbours’ lives a misery through anti-social behaviour.”

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Officers will conduct regular checks of the house over the next three months to ensure that the order is not breached.

If anyone is found to have breached it they are liable to be arrested and face up to six months in prison, an unlimited fine, or both.

If you have concerns about antisocial behaviour in your area you can contact police by calling 101.