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Vulnerable Grantham resident ‘at risk of exploitation’ by antisocial visitors

A closure order has been enforced on a home to protect a vulnerable resident at risk from antisocial behaviour. The tenant, who lives in a council house in Upland Drives in Grantham, was subjected to antisocial behaviour from visitors to their home.

In order to protect them, restrictions have been made on who can visit there in the future. The partial closure order means that if certain named individuals are discovered or reported to be at the property, Lincolnshire Police will have the power to arrest them.

Cllr Phil Dilks, the cabinet member for housing and planning at South Kesteven District Council, said it would ‘disrupt potential exploitation’. He said: “We have worked closely with the tenant so that they understand that this was to protect them and to disrupt potential exploitation.”

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He added: “The legal action and ongoing work by our housing team is being welcomed by people living nearby who have been impacted by the activities at the property.” The order will be in place for three months, until February 9 2024.

A copy of it will be displayed outside the property. Anyone breaching it could be arrested and, if found guilty, face a punishment of up to 51 weeks in prison alongside an unlimited fine.

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