A Croydon flat where the tenant subjected her neighbours to fighting, knife threats and excessive noise has been shut.

Croydon Council secured the three month Partial Closure Order on Flat 5 Flagon Court, St Andrews Road, at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court on July 31.

The council took the case to court after ongoing complaints about antisocial and intimidating behaviour were made by several residents. The residents’ concerns were also shared with the magistrates.

The council’s antisocial behaviour team first became aware of the property in March 2019 when a Drugs Misuse Warrant was executed at the venue and arrests were made.

A trespass notice was also issued on visitors to stop them from entering the property.

The council then pursued legal action as the tenant did not change her behaviour,

The Partial Closure Order means the tenant, and a person supporting her, are the only people permitted to enter and remain in the property.

“We will always pursue appropriate action against tenants who cause such disruption to their neighbours," Councillor David Wood said.

“The residents at Flagon Court have had to put up with antisocial behaviour that was having a serious impact on their lives and that is unacceptable. I am pleased the court granted this order.”

The order will cease on October 30, but meanwhile meetings will be held between the antisocial behaviour team and the housing association to discuss what future action may be taken after this date.

If further reports of asb are received, the council will seek permission from the courts to extend the Order for a further three months to February 2020.