Neighbours have been living in 'misery and fear' and losing sleep over a nightmare house on their street, following a closure order granted for the problem home.

The order was granted for the property, located on Jublilee Street in North Ormesby, at Teesside Magistrates Court on Friday (March 15).

The council and police both attended the building to enforce the closure.

No one will be able to enter the address for at least three months.

The Northern Echo: The house subject to the closure order was secured with shutters on the windows and doors Credit:

Inspector Darren Birkett from Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Today we have secured a closure order along with our colleagues from Middlesbrough Council after we received concerns from the local community who had had enough of the behaviour going on there.

“We won’t tolerate anyone being threatened, living in fear or losing sleep over the unacceptable behaviour of others. These people don’t care about the misery they cause to others, and as a result they have now been moved out of the house and are unable to return.

“I would urge anyone who wishes to raise concerns about tenants at a property who may be causing crime and antisocial behaviour in their area, to contact Cleveland Police on 101.”

The action was taken after concerns were raised regarding “serious crime and disorder, nuisance, and drugs supply” in the area.

Visitors were reported to be attending the property at all times of the day and night to buy drugs.

Residents had told police they feared for their own safety due to the behaviour of those living at the property.

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Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke said: “I supported the application for this closure order after listening carefully to local people’s horror stories about this address.

“The decent people of North Ormesby shouldn’t have to put up with this behaviour and I’d like to thank Council officers and Cleveland Police for pursuing this through the courts.

“I’d urge anyone living in Middlesbrough who is suffering in a similar way to report their concerns to police or the Council. We will take action.”