A PARTIAL closure order issued for a property in Bournemouth followed “serious nuisance and disorder”, according to the authorities.

The order for Chapmans Hotel at 64 - 66 Frances Road means no one other than residents, staff, or support agencies can enter the site for three months.

Chapmans Hotel, a shared accommodation dwelling, was made subject to a multi-agency investigation following reports of anti-social behaviour there.

Dorset Police and BCP Council’s anti-social behaviour team sought a partial closure order for the property after noting the impact the behaviour was having on local residents.

The authorities collaborated to collect and present evidence before the courts.

Poole Magistrates’ Court granted the three month long order on Wednesday, March 20.

A spokesperson for BCP Council said: “The Council’s ASB team have been taking a multi-agency approach to tackle serious nuisance and disorder relating to Chapmans Hotel which has been impacting on local residents.

"This action demonstrates how the council and partner agencies are committed to taking action to protect victims and communities from serious nuisance and disorder.

"We will always use the tools and powers available to us and we hope by obtaining this partial closure order, it shows we will act on issues which are having a detrimental impact on residents to reduce anti-social behaviour in our communities.

“Criminal and anti-social behaviour activity has no place in BCP.”

Speaking after the order was granted, police sergeant Ashley White, of Bournemouth Police, said: “We fully recognise the impact behaviour of this nature has on those living in the area and officers from the local neighbourhood team have been working with our local authority partners to assist in securing this order.”

The property in Frances Road was at the centre of a murder investigation launched in December 2022.

Alex Banda, 28, was convicted of the murder of Daniel Upson by a unanimous verdict following an eight-day trial at Winchester Crown Court.

During the trial, the jury heard how Banda committed a “sustained, extremely violent and unlawful” attack on Mr Upson at Chapmans Hotel.

Banda was not a resident at the property, but had been a regular visitor in the weeks leading up to the murder.