Henbury crack house closed
By matt_2009 | Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 10:24
Police successfully gained a three-month crack house closure order on a flat on a property in Peverall Close in Henbury at Bristol Magistrates Court on Friday (14 December).
Neighbourhood Beat Manager Sergeant Matt Britton said: "We are really pleased to have been able to gain a closure order for 14 Peverall Close as we had received numerous complaints from local residents about drug-dealing activity at the flat."
"We went immediately to the property after the hearing and boarded it up and no-one will be able to enter for the next three months. The tenant will still be liable to pay rent on the property during that time."
Residents complained of numerous visitors and endless noise coming from the property.
Sergeant Matt Britton continued: "We have a really strong working relationship with the local community and it's by working hard with them that we were able to gain the closure order on Friday.
"We hope that this sends a strong message to criminals. We won't tolerate people who are drug dealing and making lives miserable for their neighbours and we will be relentless in resolving the issues that are affecting communities."
Senior ASB coordinator Alex Quayle said: "The closure of this crack house will have a really positive impact on the community, and will bring relief to the long-suffering neighbours. We hope that this action will give the community confidence in the Police's ongoing efforts to tackle drugs and anti social behaviour."
If you have a problem with drugs or anti-social behaviour in your area contact the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800