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Brighton Journal | 3rd April 2020

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Temporary Closure for Troublesome Brighton Flat

Temporary Closure for Troublesome Brighton Flat
Hannah Midgley

Sussex Police have said that a flat in Bristol Gardens, Brighton, associated with incidents of anti-social behaviour, disorder and reports of drug taking, has been temporarily shut down under a closure order.

This news comes after Police became aware of anti-social behaviour and criminal activities being conducted at the Brighton flat, including drug taking and dealing.

The partial closure order, under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Brighton magistrates at the beginning of the month. It prevents any person from entering the premises at Rugby Court in Bristol Gardens, apart from the tenant and other authorised persons, until 21 October.

Police Constable Andy Chapman from the Brighton Prevention team, on this news said:

“The occupier is vulnerable 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 partial closure order on the flat which will help prevent this behaviour from continuing.”

Susses Police stated: “Prevention teams play a crucial role in helping tackle local issues and where possible prevent them happening in the first place”,  and they added, “the recent council tax increase will be used to strengthen these local teams.”

You can find advice about anti-social behaviour by clicking here.

Also for advice and information about drugs, see the Sussex Police drug advice page.

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