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Police board up flat after drug dealing concerns

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Police board up flat after drug dealing concerns

A residential property has been closed by police after repeated complaints about drug dealing, violence and antisocial behaviour.

The property, in Beechwood Court, Skegby, had been the subject of dozens of complaints by local residents and the site of numerous criminal incidents, including a serious assault.

Officers from the Ashfield neighbourhood policing team spent several months gathering evidence before securing a closure order.

The order, granted by Nottingham Magistrates Court on Friday, bans anyone from entering the property for a period of three months.

Anyone who breaches the order - including the previous occupants - will be committing a criminal offence and liable to a fine or imprisonment.

Inspector Jon Hewitt, district commander for Ashfield, said: “This is the latest in a series of local property closures and will not be the last.

“Neighbouring residents endured month after month of misery at the hands of the occupant and their numerous visitors, and we simply not prepared to allow the situation to continue.

“This kind of antisocial and criminal behaviour is a blight on our community and will not be tolerated by Nottinghamshire Police.

“Working with our partners in the local council, we will continue to take robust action against people who treat their neighbours with such contempt, and I encourage anyone with similar concerns to get in touch so we can help them.”




Nottinghamshire Police
Sherwood Lodge, Arnold
NG5 8PP Nottinghamshire,
United Kingdom