A property in Gloucester Crescent in Staines has been granted a full Closure Order following reports of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.
The property in Staines was used to distribute illegal drugs, which in turn led to anti-social behaviour and violent crime in the area, having a detrimental effect on the local residents.
The full Closure Order was granted yesterday (13 March) thanks to the hard work and extra evidence provided by the Spelthorne Neighbourhood team.
The property will remain closed until 13 June, 2019.
Spelthorne Borough Commander T/Inspector Maxine Cilia said; “This is a brilliant result for the local community who have suffered years of drug related anti-social behaviour which at times has escalated to violent crime.
“The team has worked together to bring this case to a successful conclusion, and their problem solving and community centred approach has meant that the residents of Gloucester Crescent can live their lives without having to endure any more criminal activity.
“Thanks to the local residents and the information they provided we were able to apply for the closure order. The residents were living in fear of violent crime and frequently endured nights of noise and anti-social behaviour. Thankfully, that has now been put to a stop.
“We strongly encourage anyone to get in touch if they are aware of a property near them that could be related to drug dealing, or is regularly the source of anti-social behaviour.”
If you have information about suspected drug dealing or crime in your area, please either contact Surrey Police via www.surrey.police.uk or by calling 101.
If you don’t want to speak to Police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
What are the signs of potential drug dealing?
- Lots of visitors, who don’t stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
- People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash
- Lots of visitors bringing items such as T.V's or bikes but leaving empty handed
- Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address.
What we want to know
- Time, date and place
- Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour
- Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing
- Direction they travelling to and from
- How many times you have seen them – is it always at the same time of day?
Don’t put yourself at risk while gathering this information. Please always pass the information to the police and do not confront or approach suspected drug dealers.