Beverley woman risks eviction after closure order granted

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

A Beverley woman who recently received a suspended prison sentence for supplying drugs from her home risks being evicted after a closure order was issued on the property.

Officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council's anti-social behaviour team were granted a three-month closure order for 18 Schofield Avenue, Beverley by Hull Magistrates Court on Thursday, 22 October.

The court heard how Sophie Nutter had engaged in disorderly and criminal behaviour at the property while the use of the premises had resulted in serious nuisance to members of the public so a closure order was necessary to prevent similar behaviour in the future.

Under the terms of the order, which comes into immediate effect, only Sophie Nutter can enter and leave the address at any time, anyone else found entering the property may be liable to arrest and, if convicted, receive a six-month prison sentence, fine or both.

Nigel Brignall, anti-social behaviour team manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The drug dealing and late night parties at the property have made the lives of those living nearby a misery.

"The judge made it clear Nutter is on her final warning and any breach of this closure order will result in the council making an application for a full closure order which would see her also excluded from entering the property"

"The council takes anti-social behaviour very seriously and will not tolerate this kind of behaviour, regardless if they're council tenants or not."

* Anyone other than Sophie Nutter seen entering 18 Schofield Avenue, Beverley will be committing an offence and should be reported to Humberside Police by calling 101.

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