A CLOSURE order has been granted at an address in Bicester following reports of people breaking Covid-19 guidelines.

Thames Valley Police made the application and the order was granted at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on April 9 against a house in Hudson Street in respect of anti-social behaviour.

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This followed reports from members of the public of people at the property repeatedly breaching the Covid-19 guidelines set out by the government, as well as anti-social behaviour.

The closure order is for a period of three months and prevents anyone from remaining at the property other than its current occupants.

The order can also be extended for a further three months and any person in breach of it can be arrested and face a fine or imprisonment if convicted at court.

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PC Matthew Longman, based at Bicester police station, said: “I am pleased that this closure order has been granted. We received reports of repeated breaches of the COVID-19 regulations at this property, as well as anti-social behaviour.

"This order demonstrates how seriously we take these reports.

“It will prevent anyone apart from the current occupants from congregating at the house for a period of three months.”

Thames Valley Police were deployed to more than 1,100 alleged breaches of the coronavirus lockdown last week.

The force revealed that these are primarily to group gatherings.

Bicester residents have been disputing about certain aspects of lockdown including Bicester Town Council's closure of the town's cemetery.

Some say it should not be closed to the public, while others say it is necessary in order to abide by government lockdown guidelines.

Bicester Town Council has also closed all 60 of the town's parks, but people have been removing signs and temporary fixings to lock gates, forcing entry.

You can report a Covid-19 breach online via the Thames Valley Police website