POLICE executed a closure order yesterday on a Kidderminster property used by drug dealers, users and producers.
Occupants of 9 York Court are now banned from returning to the address for three months, following the action by Broadwaters Safer Neighbourhood Team which worked in partnership with Bromford Housing Association.
Numerous complaints had been received from members of the community about the use, production or supply of class A drugs from the property, as well as high levels of disorder and anti-social behaviour at the site.
To tackle these issues Broadwaters Safer Neighbourhood Team attended Redditch Magistrates’ Court and applied for a permanent closure order under section two of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
PC Craig Colley, of Broadwaters Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "We have acted following a deluge of complaints from the community over the high levels of anti social behaviour, in particular drug taking and dealing from this property.
“The closure notice came about after collating many months worth of evidence. “We work closely with partner agencies to ensure that we take a robust approach to people dealing drugs and to those who cause misery for people living around them, affecting their quality of life.”
Kevin Purcell, superintendent for north Worcestershire, added: “Anyone who poses a risk of causing harm to the public will become the focus of the local police safer neighbourhood team who do a vital job in protecting communities from harm.
“We hope that this closure notice sends out a clear message that we will continue to target those involved in drug supply and that we take anti social behaviour and disorder very seriously and will take firm action against those responsible.”