LATEST NEWS: Court grants order to shut down King’s Lynn home

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Magistrates have granted an order to close down a Lynn house which police say has been at the centre of drug and anti-social behaviour problems for three months.

Police went to the town’s magistrates court yesterday, Thursday, January 22, to seek a closure order for the premises on Highgate.

They say illegal activity relating to drugs and anti-social behaviour have been taking place there for some time.

The order was granted under new powers given to police and local authorities through the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

It is the second time the powers have been used in West Norfolk after an order to shut down a house in Downham was granted at the same court last month.

Sergeant Donna Wiseman, of the King’s Lynn Operational Partnership Team, said: “Norfolk Constabulary and partners are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour that has a debilitating effect on neighbours and the local neighbourhood.

“Residents should be reassured that police will continue to work with partner agencies to ensure people enjoy a good quality of life and not have to suffer the problems associated with drug usage.”