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Police shut suspected drugs den in Winchester
4:49pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
A WINCHESTER drugs den has been closed down, the police said today.
They have secured a premises closure order for a house in Harestock, with the support of the owner A2Dominion and Winchester City Council.
The move follows numerous complaints and reports about the property in Upton Grey Close.
Local residents cited frequent visitors, noise nuisance, shouting, swearing and concerns over drug dealing and usage.
The order was made under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, which allows the closure of premises used in connection with the production, supply or use of Class A drugs.
No one can legally enter the house for three months.
Insp Jon Turton, of North Walls police station, said: “We will not tolerate drug related anti-social behaviour especially when it has a detrimental impact on the lives of nearby law-abiding residents.
“I hope that any other Winchester residents that are engaging in similar activities think twice as we will not hesitate to take similar action in the future where necessary.”
Anna Burridge, A2Dominion’s area director, said: “We welcome this closure order. A2Dominion is committed to tackling antisocial behaviour and we work hard to ensure that our neighbourhoods, properties and estates are peaceful and secure places to live for our residents.”
Another drugs den on City Road, Winchester, was closed last year.
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