A TRURO Home that had become a significant source of anti-social behaviour has been closed down to stop the former tenant having access.

On Wednesday, March 17 an application was heard at Truro Magistrates Court for a premises closure order in relation to a property on Trevethenick Road, Malpas, Truro.

The order was granted by the court which means that it is now an offence for anyone (other than a representative of the housing association owners / emergency services) to enter. The order is in place for 3 months.

Posting on his Facebook page, Truro Anti-Social Behaviour Officer Steve Lennon said the decision to close the property was not made lightly, but Truro Magistrates saw fit to close it to all occupiers.

"This result has come about through excellent community intelligence and partnership working from Truro, Perranporth and Tregony Police, neighbourhood officers, LiveWest Housing and myself," he said.

"The resident has been engaged with by various partners to rectify the situation and bring peace to the neighbourhood, but sadly, the individual concerned was unwilling to engage.

"As always, if you are experiencing issues of anti-social behaviour where you are, please get in touch.

"We as a Safer Cornwall partnership, hope this will restore peace to the area and offer other residents respite whilst encouraging the former tenant to engage with support services to address their behaviours."

The Safer Cornwall partnership consists of Truro BID, Truro City Council, Roseland and Truro Community Area Partnership and The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.