On November 30th police attended Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court to obtain a Closure Order on 46 Bishop Way in Impington.
The first floor flat is managed by Suffolk Housing Society and police have been involved with the address for two years, dealing with anti-social behaviour from the resident and his visitors.
Since 2014 police have been receiving reports of excessive noise nuisance, aggressive behaviour, drunkenness, violence, an act of outraging public decency, and incidents of people trying to force their way into the homes of nearby residents. The number of reports increased dramatically in recent months.
The resident of the address, Neil Rumbelow (33), was issued with community protection warnings to deal with the behaviour but failed to comply with the conditions.
In order to protect the vulnerable victims living nearby, police decided to apply to the court for a Closure Order on the flat.
PC Gareth Tanner gave evidence to magistrates on behalf of police and the application was successful. The court granted the order for a period of three months, preventing any person at all (including Rumbelow) from entering the property without prior authorisation of police.
Suffolk Housing are currently seeking possession of the flat via court.