A CLOSURE order has been granted on a home following complaints of anti-social behaviour and drug offences.

Police and their partners worked to secure the three-month closure order on 10 Becket House, South Street, Yeovil.

Magistrates approved the order on Monday (March 23).

In recent months police have been called to the address several times for issues, including suspected drug use and supply plus criminal damage to the premises and a police vehicle.

South Somerset Neighbourhood Inspector Elaine Costanza said: “This order hopefully sends a clear message that drug use and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and together with our partners, we will use all legal remedies to protect our communities.

“The effect on residents has been considerable and they’ve been living in fear of crime and that is not acceptable.

“We rely on the community to give us information and I encourage anyone with any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour within their community to contact us.

"We will treat all reports in confidence and the more evidence we can gather in situations like these, the stronger the case we can present at court.

“I would like to thank all of those residents who have put their faith and trust in us.

"I hope that this shows that we will take your concerns seriously and act where the law allows.”