A CLOSURE order on a house in Northolt which had become an anti-social behaviour hotspot has been secured by Ealing Council.

The order on 1 Parkfield Close was granted by Ealing magistrates. It means the site will be secured by the council for three months, until May 20, and any unauthorised people on the property risk arrest.

Ealing’s safer communities team worked with concerned neighbours following reports of fights, drunken behaviour by visitors and allegations of drug taking.

In January there was also a fire at the house.

The owner of the house lives in a care home and was not implicated in the anti-social behaviour.

Cabinet member for community services and safety, Cllr Ranjit Dheer said: “Residents were understandably anxious about living near such a source of unpleasant activity.

“Anti-social behaviour can have such a big impact on people’s quality of life and we will take action to tackle this.

“I would like to thank residents for working with us and providing the evidence needed to secure the order. We will continue to work with the residents and police to monitor the site.”

To report anti-social behaviour, ring 020 8825 7600 or email safercommunities@ealing.gov.uk