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Police Crackdown On Antisocial Behaviour Linked To Drug Dealing

Published on: 22 Dec, 2014
Updated on: 22 Dec, 2014

Police officers in Guildford have taken action on two properties after numerous reports that they have been associated with drugs and antisocial behaviour.

logo-surrey-police-darkBGOn Wednesday, December 17, the antisocial behaviour team applied to South West Magistrates’ Court for a three-month closure order on 6, Ardmore House, Manor Road, Stoughton.

Magistrates heard how a constant stream of visitors caused noise, criminal damage to a communal door, used threatening and/or abusive behaviour, disruption including fights and associated drug related nuisance.

Although the case has been adjourned until December 29, a temporary closure order has been issued in the interim which stipulates that only the tenant and the owner can enter the property.

In a further case, the neighbourhood team in Burpham has worked closely with local residents and the landlord of a property in Cotts Wood Drive which had been a focus for drugs and antisocial behaviour. Officers served a notice on the property on Tuesday, December 16, however the landlord successfully evicted the tenant the following day, negating the need for further court action.

Guildford Neighbourhood Sergeant Andy Murphy said: “Drug dealing and abusive behaviour causes misery to the lives of those living close by and I hope these two cases demonstrate to local residents that we are serious about tackling the issue. With the support and co-operation of local residents, landlords and other partners we have been able to achieve a successful outcome for all concerned.”
Anyone who has information on antisocial behaviour in their area and would like some help and advice can contact their Surrey Police safer neighbourhood team by calling 101.

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