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Closure order for property in Heanor following anti-social and drug related activity

Posted on 2nd May 2017

A three month closure order has been granted on a house in Heanor after the residents were suspected of anti-social, criminal and drug related activity.

It was issued on Thursday, April 20 following a hearing at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court about the property on Broadway.

The case was brought before the court by Amber Valley Borough Council, after work by the Heanor and Loscoe Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and Futures Homes Group with the residents to try and target the issues and improve the situation had failed.

The Housing Association, Future Homes Group, will now take back possession of the property.

Inspector Pat Howitt, who was at the time in charge of the Amber Valley Local Policing Unit, said: "A number of drug warrants were also executed at that address at the time of this order, which has led to some arrests and charges.

“We supported the council in this action and, within a week, anti-social behaviour in this area has reduced and we hope the closure will improve the lives of other residents and the local community.”

Insp. Howitt added: “Our officers will continue to actively work with partners to target of anti-social behaviour, crime or drug related activity and I would urge anyone with concerns to report them to the police so that we can investigate and take appropriate action where necessary.”

To report concerns about the misuse of drugs, suspicious activity or anti-social behaviour contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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