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Hemel flat closed down after suspected drug taking

 Published on: 12th March 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A flat in Hemel Hempstead where drug taking and anti-social behaviour had allegedly been taking place has been closed down.

It’s the second time a flat in Iveagh Court has been closed down in the last few weeks.

Police were granted a three-month Closure Order at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Friday (March 8).

It means that no-one can enter the flat for a period of three months and anyone who breaches this order could be arrested and further action taken against them.

Hertfordshire Constabulary worked in partnership with the property owner to gather evidence in support of the closure order. 

Community Safety Sergeant Mike Saunders said: “This is the second closure order that we have secured in Iveagh Court in recent weeks and demonstrates our commitment to taking action against suspected drug use and the anti-social behaviour that often comes with it, along with improving the lives for those living nearby.

“In partnership with the property owners, we will continue to monitor the situation and take further action if necessary.” 

Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour or drug activity in their neighbourhood can report the details to police online at herts.police.uk/report 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.

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