A man has been evicted from his St Ann’s flat following continuous reports of drug use, fighting and prostitution.

The Nottingham City Homes one-bedroom flat at Rodel Court has been an issue since 2013 with Class A drugs and cannabis being found after four warrants.

Jane Urquhart, Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Heritage said: “There is a clear cycle of drugs and prostitution occurring at the premises with the tenant denying all knowledge of them.

“The decision was not taken lightly but given the tenant’s inability to control the situation, the impact the incidents have had on the community and in order to protect the other residents of Rodel Court, this action was necessary.”

It was reported from residents that the problems would occur after 5pm with shouting and many fights kicking off around the premises.

A three month closure order was granted by Nottingham Magistrates Court on Thursday 25 January.

The flat has now been secured and the locks have been changed. Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection service and Nottingham City Homes will now pursue proceedings to take possession of the property, with the intention of terminating the tenancy.