Police have secured a Closure Order on a property in Hertford after East Herts Council and Sanctuary Housing worked with the local force to take action against drug related crime.
The Closure Order was granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 at St Albans Magistrates court on 26th March and bans anyone from entering the flat in Beane River View for three months.
The property was being investigated by police following complaints from local residents about people using the property in an anti-social manner. Reports of crime, drug dealing and people causing a disturbance were also logged.
Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Michael Clark said: "The closure was sought following numerous complaints regarding the address from concerned residents who were affected by the behaviour of the occupants and their associates.
"By taking this action to fully close the address, we hope to provide neighbours with some respite from the on-going issues. We take reports like this very seriously and along with our partner agencies, have worked extremely hard to gather evidence to support the application."
Sharon Jones, Area Manager for Sanctuary Housing, commented: "Obtaining this Closure Order demonstrates the importance of working in partnership with the local police force and we’re pleased that this will see the end of the anti-social behaviour issues the neighbours have been experiencing."
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