POLICE have closed down a ‘party flat’ after raiding the address 45 times in the past five months.
The residents of the property in Links Street, Kirkcaldy, bans the tenants and any other person from entering the property for three months.
Neighbours complained to police about the noise coming from the flat, becoming so furious they started a petition to have the tenant evicted.
Police got an anti-social behaviour order to remove the tenant from the premises following 45 complaints over a five month period.
The Closure Order, granted at Kirkcaldy Sheriff yesterday (thu), means no-one can enter the premises until the end of the year.
Police said that despite numerous warnings by Fife Council the tenant continued to use the flat as a party flat.
The premises were closed and shuttered today and will remain closed until the order expires.
Inspector Neil Henderson said: “This flat became a significant problem over a short period of time, with all attempts to have the occupier control the behaviour of visitors failing.
“The occupier was left in no doubt as to the consequences of allowing this behaviour to continue. Neither Fife Council nor Police Scotland will tolerate behaviour which blights our communities in such a way.
“We have the tools under the Anti-Social behaviour Legislation to take positive action, and today’s court order is an example of this.”