Home on Corby's Exeter Estate boarded-up after court orders its closure

The house has been made the subject of a closure order

Monday, 14th June 2021, 7:00 am
The boarded-up home in Buckfast Square
The boarded-up home in Buckfast Square

A terraced house on the Exeter Estate in Corby has been shut down by a court following ongoing issues.

Magistrates granted a closure order, applied for by North Northamptonshire Council under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, on June 4 following a series of complaints.

The order, which covers the occupier David O'Neil and anyone else who has been staying there, means that nobody can enter the property for three months.

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Magistrates found that the house at 73 Buckfast Square was associated with significant and persistent disorder causing serious nuisance to members of the public.

They also found that the order was necessary to prevent the behaviour from continuing and that if the property were to remain open it was likely to result in disorder around the property.

Anyone found to be in breach of the order is liable for a fine of imprisonment of up to 51 weeks.

It's the latest in a series of similar orders made in Corby including two at Culross Walk, one of which had been used as a torture chamber.