Following reports of shouting, swearing, assaults and threats, Herts police have secured a partial closure order for a flat in Borehamwood.

Since the order was granted at St Albans Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (August 9), only the sole occupant and one other named person have been allowed to enter the address in Briar Court, Theobald Street.

A fine of £5,000, a prison sentence, or both could await any other individual who enters the property in the next three months.


A 58-year-old man has also been issued with a "community protection warning", which prohibits him from entering the Briar Court area, or contacting anyone who lives there.

Sergeant Alex Smedley said: "We had received numerous calls from residents regarding the behaviour of visitors to the address.

"This included shouting, swearing, threats being made and assaults being committed.

“The effect on those living locally was hugely detrimental, which is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.


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“I hope this sends a message to anyone involved in this type of behaviour that we will not hesitate to seek these orders, working closely with our local partners.

“If you have information about ASB or criminality in your area, please report it so that we can build up the evidence we need to take action.

Herts Advertiser: Those who enter without permission could be fined or jailed.Those who enter without permission could be fined or jailed. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

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