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Closure orders for two addresses used for drug dealing in Sunbury-on-Thames

News   •   Oct 08, 2019 15:57 BST

Partial closure orders have been obtained against two addresses in Sunbury-on-Thames after residents complained of anti-social behaviour related to drug use at both properties.

Officers from Spelthorne’s Safer Neighbourhood Team worked in partnership with housing provider A2 Dominion to secure the three-month orders against 79 and 183 Beechwood Avenue, which were granted at Staines Magistrates’ Court on Friday (4 October).

The orders were granted following reports of noise-related anti-social behaviour and drug dealing at both addresses which was causing serious nuisance to local residents.

The orders were sought simultaneously, which will allow the tenants to remain in their homes – but to put a stop to the regular visitors frequenting both addresses and causing the anti-social behaviour.

Spelthorne Borough Commander Inspector Maxine Cilia explained: “The applications for the two orders were made at the same time to tackle the problem effectively by ensuring that the drug dealers and users were not simply able to move from one address to another. We will continue to offer support to both tenants, with the aim of preventing further incidents of anti-social behaviour in the future.

“These orders send a clear message that drug-related anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Sunbury-on-Thames and are perfect examples of partnership working at its best.

“People living in the area had expressed concerns about drug use and dealing, along with related anti-social behaviour, at the two addresses for some time, and these orders will give them peace of mind and make them feel safer.”

Insp Cilia added: “Clear Closure Notices have been put in place on both front doors and on the communal door to the building. Regular police patrols are also taking place to ensure that further problems don’t occur.”