THESE are the five properties closed by magistrates in the past six months in a crackdown on anti-social residents.

Each of the addresses in Bournemouth and Poole was the site of repeated problems, with neighbours alleging they were subjected to noise nuisance and verbal abuse.

Some of the properties have been tied to drugs use.

Flat 9, 10 Avenel Way in Poole was initially closed last year. Magistrates granted a three-month extension in April.

The previous closure order, which was implemented after numerous reports of large groups of people and antisocial behaviour coming from the property, banned anyone - except flat owner Peter Hewitt - from entering the apartment. However, the most recent temporary order was extended to include Hewitt himself.

In May, a property at 162F Turbary Park Avenue was closed and resident Leila Angel Green, 35, ordered to leave after reports of "disorder and violence". However, the following month the order was discharged and Ms Green was allowed to return.

In June, Gary Ford of Flat 2, Campbell Road in Boscombe was ordered not to return to the address for three months.

Police, council officials and representatives from Sovereign Housing worked together to secure the order after residents complained of drug activity.

After the hearing, Inspector Cheyne Marley said: “The issues coming from this address have had a real impact on residents and I hope this order will make a difference."

Flat 6, 499 Christchurch Road in Boscombe was closed in July after complaints from neighbours and businesses.

Occupants Dean Hopkins and Ellie Sinclair are not allowed to return under the order, which was made after reports of "drug-related anti-social behaviour" at the property, which lies above a Premier convenience store near The Crescent.

Last month, 56-year-old Sarah Blakeney-Edwards was ejected from her home at Flat J, 98 Turbary Park Road after a court heard drug dealers and users were visiting the address.

On one occasion an ambulance was called as several people at the address had suffered a bad reaction to an illegal drug.

Blakeney-Edwards was suspected to be a victim of 'cuckooing', where drug dealers take advantage of others in order to use their property.

She attended court in person to challenge the order and said she was "vulnerable" and eviction would be a "death sentence".

However, the flat was closed for three months.

During the same month, Darren Kime and Natasha Brown were warned not to come back to their council bungalow in 9 Dale Valley Road, Oakdale after neighbours complained of "persistent nuisance".

Magistrates made the decision to shut down the bungalow after learning it was used as a gathering place by "large numbers of people".

Residents living nearby were disturbed day and night and "lived in fear of what would happen next", it was said.