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SHUT DOWN: Closure order secured on Watford property linked to drug crime and anti-social behaviour

 Published on: 4th April 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police and partners have successfully secured a closure order on a Watford property previously linked to drug crime and anti-social behaviour.

The address on Latimer Close is now off-limits for three months following a hearing at St Albans Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, April 4).

This result comes after additional partnership working between police, Watford Borough Council and Sanctuary Housing Association.

The order was initially secured following reports of sustained anti-social behaviour and drug dealing. It means that all persons are prohibited from remaining in or entering the address, except for emergency services or housing representatives. It would be an offence to breach this order.

Inspector Dan Jones, from the Watford Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We and our partners are delighted to have achieved a three-month closure order on this property, which is the fourth live closure currently in place across Watford.

“We continue to work together to improve the quality of life for our residents, because no one should have to endure living close to those who commit crime and chronic anti-social behaviour.

“Proactive intervention such as this is vital to protect the vulnerable members of our community, bring offenders to justice and rid our streets of illegal drugs and weapons. We hope this latest development shows that we are committed to doing everything in our power to prevent violence and criminality from blighting our communities.”

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