YET another Bournemouth flat has been closed by the courts after magistrates heard allegations of bad behaviour and drug use.

The property at 13 Beaumont Court, 2 Boscombe Spa Road was shut down for three months on Wednesday.

The flat, which lies near Boscombe Pier, cannot be visited by anyone but landlady Lynne Dinmore and any agents or contractors employed by her for the duration of the closure.

Police in Boscombe worked with officers from the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council to secure the order following repeated reports of trouble.

Sergeant Ashley White, of the Bournemouth East Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have worked closely with our council partners in response to the concerns that have been raised in relation to this property.

“Officers have been repeatedly called to reports of anti-social behaviour and drug misuse at this flat, which has had a significant impact on neighbouring residents. We have worked hard to compile evidence to put before the court.

“I hope this order shows we will act on issues raised by residents and take all action available to us to reduce anti-social behaviour in our communities.”

Matthew King, the council’s community enforcement behaviour manager, said: “Despite efforts by our anti-social behaviour team and colleagues at the police, the unacceptable behaviour and disturbance has continued.

“We’re pleased with this outcome following a lot of hard work.

“We will always seek to protect victims of disorder and use powers available to us.”

The flat is just the latest to close in the borough after a slew of orders were granted by the courts in the first five months of this year.

Most recently,

a flat in Belle Vue Road, Southbourne was shut after magistrates heard claims of drug dealing, domestic violence and knife crime


As reported, it was alleged during a short court hearing before magistrates in May that a 98-year-old man had been “targeted” and “large sums of money” taken from him.

Anyone who has concerns about anti-social behaviour is urged to contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101.