A property in Ashford affected by drug-related anti-social behaviour has been made subject to a Partial Closure Order, granted by Staines Magistrate’s Court last week (27 June).
The partial closure order lasts for a period of three months and will expire at midnight on 26 September 2019.
If any other person other than those named on the court order attempts to enter the premises, or is inside the premises during that time period, they will be arrested and taken to court.
In the meantime, Surrey Police will work alongside partner agencies to put ongoing support in place for those affected.
Acting Borough Commander, Inspector Paul Grinter, said: “This closure order is great news for the community and the tenant, following months of enduring drug related ASB at the location. We hope that the order will reassure local residents that anti-social behaviour and drug dealing will not be tolerated in our county.
“We will continue to work hard to further disrupt criminal networks and keep our communities safe. In order to do this we encourage the local community to help and assist by reporting any activity that they deem to be suspicious. If you know of drug dealing in your community, please tell us. However if you do not want to talk to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity by calling 0800 555 111.”
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 behaviour 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.