A flat in Market Harborough dubbed a drugs den by neighbours has been shut down by Police.
It follows numerous complaints about drug use and anti-social behaviour at 9 Edwin Court on Kettering Road, which was also the sce
ne of a stabbing in June.
Officers secured the Closure Order from Magistrates yesterday and within an hour the occupant was told the leave and the door and windows boarded up with metal.
Residents say they’ve been blighted by unwanted calls at their doors at all hours and drug-related litter.
The closure is in place for three months and
prevents anyone from entering the flat – if they do face up to six months in prison and an unlimited fine.
Inspector Gavin Drummond of Eastern Counties Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) said: “The volume of crimes, incidents, reports and ASB linked to the property has had a massive impact on police resources, partner agencies and the local community.
“We have received numerous complaints about activity at this address. It is completely unacceptable and has seriously affected the lives and wellbeing of residents living nearby.
“We have taken necessary action to bring the unacceptable behaviour to an end. We owe it to people living nearby to take steps which will allow them to live in safety and peace without having to tolerate this.”
The flat is owned by Waterloo Housing Group – Marion Duffy, Regional Operations Director, said “We have been working very closely with Leicestershire Police regarding this property to successfully secure a Closure Order.
“This is a great example of partnership working in action and we will continue to work with partners proactively with the goal of reducing anti-social behaviour in the area”