A flat in the city has been closed down by police over ongoing anti-social behaviour. 

The property in Foulgers Opening near the Berstrete Gates pub, was condemned by officers from the Norwich Operational Partnership Team following concerns raised by weary neighbours. 

Working with Orbit Housing, police attained a closure order from Norwich Magistrates' Court on Thursday (July 27) to shut the flat on grounds of anti-social behaviour.

Norwich Evening News: Officers closed down the property in Foulgers Opening on ThursdayOfficers closed down the property in Foulgers Opening on Thursday (Image: Norfolk Police)

The closure order was granted for a period of three months, making it a criminal offence for anyone except the tenant, Orbit Housing or social services to be inside the property.

It comes after Norfolk Constabulary released data that showed anti-social behaviour offences across the city have risen by 10pc in the last year alone

Almost half of the cases took place in Norwich East, while the north of the city saw incidents rise by more than 42pc.

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Deputy leader of the Labour Group at Norfolk County Council, Emma Corlett, said the increase should come as no surprise and attached blame to government cuts to social services and increased pressure on police.

Speaking on the 10pc rise, Norwich Inspector Kerry Woodbine said: "We work closely with partner agencies such as councils and housing associations to look at longer term problem solving of some of these issues and spend time in schools to educate younger people on crime and behaviour in the community."