FLATS being repeatedly taken over by anti-social behaviour and drugs has been partially sealed by order of a magistrates' judge – after neighbours raised concerns to the police.

The order on two flats in Katesgrove, Reading was granted on Tuesday, October 12, by Reading Magistrates' Court under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder Act 2014.

Police applied for the order against the property following complaints of anti-social behaviour.

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There were also concerns around drug offences originating from the properties.

The partial closure prevents anyone other than the specified persons listed on the order from entering the property for a period of three months.

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Anyone who enters the house will commit an offence and would be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment, a fine, or both.

Thames Valley Police Reading tweeted: "This Morning Katesgrove NHPT team obtained 2 partial closure orders on properties in Katesgrove for a 3 month period. These are all due to drug offences and anti-social behaviour."