An Exeter community which had to contend with months of anti-social behaviour – including drug dealing, violence and late night disturbances – has seen peace restored after two flats were closed off by police and the council.

Exeter neighbourhood police officers have worked closely with housing officers from the City Council following reports of anti-social behaviour causing community tension.

Two council-owned properties in Carlyon Close and Hamlin Gardens, near Polsloe Bridge, which have been linked to the complaints have now been closed.

The first was enforced on October 30 and the second on November 18.

Residents of Carlyon Close have been subjected to anti-social behaviour

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As part of the order, both premises will remain closed from the closure date for three months.

Neighbourhood beat manager PC Sharon Tooze said: “The tenants of these properties have caused issues for the neighbours for many months.

“The neighbours are now able to live peacefully in their own properties without fear of being woken throughout the night with a stream of noisy visitors coming into the communal hallway.

“They have had to witness drug dealing and violence in the communal areas, and put up with late night music and shouting and swearing at all hours.

“The behaviour has been unacceptable and despite our best efforts to work with the tenants, offer them support and signpost them to the appropriate agencies, they continued with the behaviour leaving us no option but to take further action.”





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