Two properties in Bodmin and Camelford have been closed after applications were made to Bodmin Magistrates Court.

The court heard how the properties were at the centre of anti-social behaviour, causing detriment to local residents.

A spokesperson for Bodmin Police said: “On November 7, 2023, an application was heard at Bodmin Magistrates Court for a premises closure order in relation to a property in Bodmin that had become a significant source of anti-social behaviour and has had a very detrimental effect on other local residents. The order was granted by the court which means that it is now an offence for anyone (other than Cornwall Housing or other statutory agencies) to enter for a period of three months. 

“This result has come about through excellent community intelligence and partnership working with Cornwall Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Devon & Cornwall Police legal team and Cornwall Housing. 

“This is one of several closure orders we have successfully obtained over recent years and demonstrates our determination to pursue anyone who allows their property to be used for anti-social behaviour. If you are experiencing issues where you live, please get in touch.”

A spokesperson for Camelford Police added: “Bodmin Magistrates’ Court authorised a partial closure order in relation to a property in Camelford.

“This comes following reports of anti-social behaviour and serious nuisance being caused at the address. 

“The order restricts who can enter the property whilst the order is in place for the next three months.

If anyone has any information about anti-social behaviour in the area, information can be reported to police via the website or by calling 101.