A car park in High Wycombe has been shut down for the next three months as a result of criminal and anti-social behaviour on the site.

The Bucks Free Press reported earlier this month that a number of local residents and business owners had been left “frightened and angry” amid claims of drug-taking, car vandalism and abuse in the Priory Road car park in High Wycombe.

The police have now issued a partial closure order. The order prevents anyone other than the residents and businesses listed on the order from entering the car park.

Anyone not named who enters the building will commit a criminal offence.

Sergeant Daniel Crook, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “It is rare for a closure order to be granted on a commercial premises but this was a last resort to prevent the car park from being used by individuals causing anti-social behaviour, taking drugs and causing large amounts of waste. This behaviour was understandably having a large impact on the local community.

“I would like to thank our partner agencies for their assistance in obtaining this partial closure order which means we can stop those who wish to abuse this facility from entering.

“I am happy that we have been able to put this closure order in place and hope it demonstrates to the community that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and that we will work to ensure their homes remain a safe and pleasant environment.”