A neighbourhood police officer says he hopes a closure order served on a Wisbech home reassures residents measures are being put in place “to resolve local issues”.  

PC Matt Smart was speaking in response to a full closure served on 66 Cannon Street following frequent reports of anti-social behaviour and drug use.  

He said: “Following the persistent complaints that we have received about the nuisance being caused at the address, we have worked closely with partner agencies to tackle the community’s concerns.   

“We hope that this closure order provides reassurance that we do listen and are putting measures in place to resolve local issues.”   

Wisbech’s Neighbourhood Policing Team submitted the application for the closure order after frequent reports of anti-social behaviour and drug use at the property.  

It was granted at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (February 14) and will be in place for three months until May 13.  

The order states the property will be closed to everyone, including the legal tenant with exception of emergency services and the Clarion Housing Group.   

Failure to comply is a criminal offence and could result in imprisonment for up to three months, a fine, or both.   

Anyone with information about the order being breached should contact police via the web chat service or online forms at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report.   

Those without internet access should call 101.