Two homes in north Dorset have been given partial closure orders, restricting access to the properties.

The addresses in Hyde Road, Gillingham and East Green in Shaftesbury have been issued with the orders after a hearing at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 15.

It follows on from reports of anti-social behaviour, drug misuse and disorder and the orders will last for three months.

Concerns about anti-social behaviour at the properties were raised by local residents. 

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They will allow the occupants to remain at the addresses. However, anyone else who enters the addresses will be arrested.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team have been working with Dorset Council alongside Sovereign and Magna Housing to compile evidence to put before the court following concerns raised by residents in relation to anti-social behaviour at the properties.

“Dorset Police remains committed to taking action in response to concerns of this nature that are raised by residents.

"We would encourage anyone who has concerns about anti-social behaviour in their community to contact Dorset Police at or call us on 101.”