For Immediate Release
PR 34170
13 August 2018

A Withernsea woman has been banned from entering her council house after a judge granted a closure order following allegations of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour at the property.
Officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s anti-social behaviour team were granted a closure order for apartment 3, Wesley Court, Withernsea at Beverley Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 8 August.
The court was told that there had been incidents of disorderly, offensive and criminal behaviour at the premises and that this had resulted in serious nuisance to members of the public and there is likely to be further disorder at the property if a closure order was not made.
Granting the order, district judge Fred Rutherford said the anti-social behaviour associated with the property had “made life completely and utterly intolerable for people living nearby”.
Under the terms of the order no-one, including tenant Lynley Graham, is allowed to enter the property for a period of three months and any breach of the order could result in arrest and a prison sentence and/or a fine.
Nigel Brignall, anti-social behaviour manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council takes anti-social behaviour very seriously and will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and once we have the evidence we will act to keep residents safe.”

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council