Closure order for Sheffield flat where anti-social behaviour makes life a misery for residents
A ‘problematic’ flat on a Sheffield estate has been closed down by the police and council for making life a misery for local residents.
South Yorkshire Police said ‘unacceptable behaviour’ of people inside and outside the flat in Fox Hill has ‘blighted the community for a sustained period of time’.
The force said it has caused ‘significant alarm, harassment and distress‘ to those who live in the area and ‘showed no sign of abating despite the most recent lockdowns’.
A closure order has been secured, meaning nobody is allowed to enter the flat over the next three months.
PC David Cattell said: Some residents have been living in fear due to the events that have taken place at the property.
“It’s affected their mental health and well-being and caused them undue stress and anxiety. 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 and we hope that this 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.”
Members of the Parson Cross policing team will conduct regular checks at the flat over the next three months to ensure that the closure order is not breached.
Anyone found to have breached the order faces arrest, prosecution and to six months in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
To report anti-social behaviour to South Yorkshire Police call 101.