Herts Police have successfully secured a full Closure Order on an address in Hemel Hempstead after complaints of suspected drug use and associated anti-social behaviour.
The property – a flat in Iveagh Court – was investigated following complaints which resulted in a three month Closure Order being granted on June 6.
It means that no-one can enter the flat for a period of three months and anyone who breaches this order could be arrested, with further action taken against them.
On June 5, officers from Dacorum’s Operation Scorpion searched the property for drugs however nothing was recovered.
Also on June 6, a three-month extension was granted on an existing Closure Order attached to another flat in the same building. This now means no one can enter the property until September 5, giving residents further respite.
The Constabulary worked in partnership with the property owner to gather evidence in support of the Closure Order.
Sergeant Mike Saunders, from the Dacorum Community Safety Unit, said: “This is the third Closure Order that we have secured in Iveagh Court since the start of the year, following on from two others in February and March.
“This, plus the fact we also had an extension of a previous Closure Order granted, shows our commitment to taking action against those involved in suspected drug use and associated anti-social behaviour, as well as improving the lives of those living in the vicinity.
“If you have information about suspected drug activity and anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, please don’t hesitate to report it to us because we will take it seriously and we will do all we can to prevent it from adversely affecting the lives of decent, law-abiding people who live nearby.”
Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour or suspected drug activity in their neighbourhood can report the details to police online at herts.police.uk/report, by speaking to an operator via online web chat here herts.police.uk/contact or by calling the non-emergency number 101.
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org