Brighton flat '˜shut down' after reports of drugs and disorder

Police successfully sought a closure order on a Brighton flat after reports of anti-social behaviour, disorder and drug taking.

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 10:57 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:54 am
Sussex Police

This means no-one can enter Flat 1 in Nelson Place, Ashton Rise, for three months.

Brighton magistrates confirmed the closure order for the flat until July 19, under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

PC Andy Chapman from the Brighton Prevention team said: “The occupier and those visiting the flat were making the neighbours’ lives a misery causing anti-social behaviour and drug misuse at the address. We worked with the local authority to gain a closure order on the flat which will help prevent this behaviour from continuing.”

Sussex Police said Joseph Cullip, 39, formerly of Nelson Place, Ashton Rise, Brighton, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with the closure order by entering the premises shortly after it has been served.

He appeared before Brighton Magistrates Court on April 20, pleaded guilty and was fined £100, police said.