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Guildford property subjected to Full Closure Order

News   •   Apr 26, 2019 13:30 BST

A property in Riverside, Guildford has been served a Full Closure Order after continued anti-social behaviour.

The property had previously been subject to two Partial Closure Orders (May to October 2018) in an attempt to work with the tenant to address the drug related anti – social behaviour which had been having a detrimental effect on the local residents for years. However, despite this intervention the anti – social behaviour resumed as soon as the Partial Closure Order expired.

The Full Closure Order was granted yesterday (25 April) thanks to the hard work and extra evidence provided by officers from the Guildford Neighbourhood Team working in conjunction with the Anti-Social Behaviour Team.

The property will remain closed until 24 July 2019.

Inspector Andy Hill said: “This news will, no doubt, come as a relief to residents of Riverside, Guildford, who have had to put up with anti-social behaviour for too long.

“This result was the culmination of excellent team-work to bring this case to a successful conclusion and the community centred approach has meant that residents on Riverside can now live their lives without having to endure further criminal activity.

“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 are experiencing anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, please visit our one-stop-shop for ASB information website www.surreycommunitysafety.org.uk for guidance and advice or https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/asb/af/antisocial-behaviour/

If you have information about suspected drug dealing or anti-social in your area, please either contact Surrey Police via www.surrey.police.uk or by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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.