NO-ONE will be able to enter a flat closed in June due to "frequent incidences of crime" until just before Christmas, a court has ruled.

A partial closure order was slapped on the home in 85A Meadow Street, Weston-super-Mare by magistrates on June 22.

A hearing at North Somerset Courthouse was told of "drug offences, theft, violence and antisocial behaviour" at the property.

A three month extension has no- been granted by the court meaning the order will stay in force until December 22.

Meanwhile, a three-month full closure order was issued last Thursday for an address in Manilla Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, .

The order prevents all access to Flat 1 Folkstone Court, and has been applied for and granted because of the frequency of incidents that have taken place in the property and surrounding area during the past nine months.

Police say there has been "drug offences, theft, serious assaults, violence and offensive/nuisance behaviour that caused residents and businesses distress".

The Weston-super-Mare neighbourhood team has been working alongside the community to tackle antisocial behaviour, and officers hope the closure order will have a positive impact and send a message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

Beat manager Ben Whitby said: “The reports we had from the community helped us collect enough evidence to seek these closure orders from the court. Without them, and other agencies assisting us, it would not have been possible.

“We would urge anyone who is experiencing antisocial behaviour in their area to contact the police. Your concerns will be taken seriously and this case shows how positive action can be taken when the community works together.”

If a crime is ongoing, call 999. For non-emergency matters, call 101 or report antisocial behaviour online through our website.