A 'neighbour from hell' from Upper Norwood whose flat was the scene of drug use, loud music and fighting has been kicked out of her home today. Kelly Lineker, 25, is unable to enter or live at 83, The Lawns, for three months after a closure order was made on the property today. The order sought by Croydon Council was granted at Croydon Magistrates' Court today (April 29) and Lineker will have to leave the flat by 6pm today. The court was told of loud music, drug use and dealing, loitering, and youths coming and going from the flat. Lineker, the tenant, and Kimberley Andrews, the leaseholder, were given repeated warnings by the council and during a raid in August last year police found cannabis, cocaine and other drug paraphernalia. No one will be able to enter or live at the property for at least three months, when the order will be reviewed. Neighbours complained to council officers repeatedly, with one saying they were "worried and edgy all the time" and felt like prisoners in their own homes. Another neighbour described it as similar to living "under siege", while others said they wanted to move away from the area. Rob Williams, the council's legal representative, said other neighbours had been reluctant to give evidence "for fear of reprisals". He also said there had been reports of an incident at the property this morning. Lineker will also have to pay £3,000 in costs within 28 days because she initially contested the matter although she dropped the contest before the matter came to court. Lead magistrate Derek Cock, granting the order, said: "We believe it is necessary because of the behaviour at the property, the substantial use of drugs and in the past there has been a lot of noise generated. "There is a history of persistent nuisance. "A lot of effort has been made by Croydon Council over the years to get you to address these issues." Tony Brooks, the council's director of public safety, said: "Lineker's behaviour has been the stuff of nightmares for the people who live in this block. Thankfully, this has now come to an end. "This home has been a magnet for persistent drug use and antisocial behaviour, which is why we have taken the action of seeking a closure order to stop anybody living at or entering the property."
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