A problem property that had become a magnet for drug dealing, antisocial behaviour and violence has been closed for a further three months.
The property, in Beechwood Court, Skegby, had been the subject of dozens of complaints by local residents and the site of numerous criminal incidents, including a serious assault.
Officers from the Ashfield neighbourhood policing team spent several months gathering evidence before securing a three-moth closure order in Mary this year.
The order has now been extended for a further three months by Nottingham Magistrates Court after a successful application on Friday.
Anyone who breaches the order will be committing a criminal offence and liable to a fine or imprisonment.
It is the latest of 16 closure orders secured on the Sutton-in-Ashfield police team over the last eight months.
Chief Inspector Christopher Sutcliffe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Property closures are a very effective way for us to clamp down on the kind of antisocial behaviour that causes such distress to people’s neighbours.
“It is clear that this particular closure has had a hugely positive impact on the local community, and we were determined to extend it even further to help ensure that this particular resident will not be back.”
“I want others in our community to know that – as well as pursuing criminal charges – we will also go the extra mile and take this kind of robust action against others who behave in this way.”
PC Ryan Frew-McGill added: “Since this closure order was granted we have had no further significant complaints at this location. This closure order has really made a difference to the lives of local people and we certainly won’t hesitate to take similar action in the future. I would also like to encourage all local residents to tell us about things that are concerning them in their community. We will listen and, where possible, we will take action to help.”